"wearable" articles

Parks Associates’ Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation returns for the first session of 2022, Health and Home: State of the Market, on Thursday, January 20, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM CT. Steve Chazin , Vice President of Products, Alarm.com, will be featured as in interactive panel member at 11:15 AM CT, where he and other major executives will address the increased role that connected devices and services play for healthcare for consumers at home. Prior to the...
Telehealth and telemedicine solutions have been thrust to the forefront of health care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The need to avoid exposure to the virus has challenged well-established consumer preferences for in-person visits over remote care. Radical shifts in the regulatory and reimbursement landscape have paved the way for rapid telehealth deployments, including the use of health devices. Parks Associates' latest consumer study of 5,000 broadband households provides trending data...
Facebook and Ray-Ban are rolling out their new Ray-Ban Stories ($299), and everyone is talking about it. These sunglasses look like typical Ray-Bans while featuring hidden cameras and microphones that allow users to make hands-free POV videos. My colleagues in connected health or connected entertainment will have thoughts on these devices as wearables, but reading first impressions and early reviews of the Ray-Ban Stories brought to my mind the following smart home industry trends and...
 
by Chris White | Sep. 10, 2021
Tags: Facebook, smart home, wearable
Parks Associates recently hosted its 15th annual CONNECTIONS TM Summit: Smart Home Growth Strategies . The conference took place virtually January 14, in cooperation with CES® 2021. This one-day event featured sessions on smart home technology and services, connected health, data privacy, value-added services, and home security. During the session, Healthcare: Independent Living & Smart Home , Parks Associates Senior Analyst, Kristen Hanich , moderated a panel of industry...
 
by Tam Williams | Jan. 26, 2021
Tags: CES, independent living, smart home, wearable
In the connected health space, the adoption of internet connected technologies that can monitor individual health and fitness is rapidly growing. Parks Associates latest research finds 42% of US broadband households own at least one connected health device, including 28% that own a wearable and 15% with a connected medical device, such as a smart thermometer or wireless CPAP machine. From 2019 to 2020, consumer-reported smart watch ownership nearly doubled, with 22% of the heads of...
 
by Alayna Bryant | Oct. 2, 2020
Tags: Apple, digital health, wearable
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...
According to Reuters and CNBC, Google (aka Alphabet) has made an offer to acquire Fitbit. This stands to considerably shake up the wearables space. Fitbit is the number one wearables company in the US—Parks Associates consumer surveys find that among the 19% of heads of US broadband households that own and use wearables, Fitbit has nearly 60% penetration—twice that of its nearest competitor, Apple. Looking specifically at smart watch models, Parks Associates finds that...
 
by Kristen Hanich | Oct. 30, 2019
Tags: smart watch, wearable
Prior to Parks Associates’ 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference , Pete Horton, Vice President, Market Development, Electrical Wiring Systems Division, spoke with the firm’s analyst team to his thoughts on interoperability in the smart home. Pete participated on the Interoperability: Technology Convergence and Expanding the Smart Home  panel on Wednesday, May 22, at 1:15 PM. Panelists who joined him on this session included: Avi Barel,...

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