"fitness apps" articles

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the healthcare ecosystem on its head. The outbreak led to sharp decreases for in-person visits and the delay of elective care procedures, due both to official public safety measures and consumer’s avoidance of exposure. Care providers and health systems have leaned on technology to provide much needed care to patients at home, through telehealth consultations and remote patient monitoring programs.  Parks Associates data reveal that telehealth use...
Prior to Parks Associates’ sixth-annual  Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness ,  John Jesser , President of LiveHealth Online and Employer Solutions at American Well, shared his thoughts on the connected health market with the firm's analyst team. John will participate on the  Choice in Care: Telehealth, Kiosks, and  Retail Clinics  panel on Wednesday, August 28, at 10:45 AM. Panelists who will join him on this session...
Parks Associates is supporting the 16th-annual  What's Next Boomer Business Summit . American Idol  meets aging tech entrepreneurs at The What’s Next Innovation Challenge , an event hosted by Mary Furlong & Associates and sponsored by AARP Innovation Labs during the What’s Next Boomer Business Summit held in New Orleans on April 18. Competition winners receive $10,000 in funding for their product or company and the opportunity to continue to the...
Parks Associates research finds that 75% of smart watch owners and 68% of fitness tracker owners are using their devices every day . How are consumers utilizing digital health applications? This new infographic below highlights the top 10 ways consumers use health apps the most, including tracking resting heart rates and consumed calories, setting exercise goals, and logging food and drink. Notably, almost half (48%) of daily app users utilize their health devices to track the...
Prior to the 5th-annual Connected Health Summit, hosted by Parks Associates, Geoff Gross, Founder & CEO, Medical Guardian, sat down with the firm's analyst team to discuss new cutting-edge innovations in the connected health market. Geoff will participate on the expert panel, Trackers, Wearables, and Smart Watches: Next Stage in Health Tech , during the pre-conference research workshop: Independent Living and Wellness: A Growing Opportunity on Wednesday, August 28, at 4:15...
If you spent any time in the Sands Convention Center—part of CES 2018’s Tech West exhibition—you couldn’t miss the explosion of companies offering sleep solutions this year. From startups to established companies like Philips and Nokia, everyone wants to capture a piece of this market. Form factors on display include smart mattresses, sensor strips that slip underneath sheets, smart pillows, smart sensors that clip on pillows, smart sensors that clip on clothes, bed-side...
Parks Associates recently published Smart Home, Caregiving, and Aging in Place , an analysis of existing and anticipated independent living needs among people age 50 and older. This was an exciting project to complete, given the significant demographic shifts that are currently occurring in the United States. The U.S. population is greying, which is a trend that will continue for decades, due in large part to the aging of the sizable Baby Boomer generation. The below chart...
Smart watch adoption is picking up in the United States. According to Parks Associates' most recent survey data, as of 2017 14% of U.S. broadband households own at least one smart watch. Consumer-reported purchase intention for smart watches has also more than doubled year-over-year, ahead of the holiday shopping season. 2017 is an important year for the U.S. smart watch market. Traditional fitness wearable brands Fitbit and Garmin have announced their first "true" smart...

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