Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Consumers remain wary over safety of health wearables, wellness apps

While use of health devices and wearables continues to rise, consumers remain wary about the security of their personal health data when using the tools.

About 35 percent of consumers say they fear their health data will not remain confidential if put online, and 23 percent of broadband household owners cite privacy and security concerns in using connected health devices, according to a new Parks Associates report.

Consumer wariness regarding connected technology could stall innovation and stifle use and adoption if it is not addressed by vendors, Harry Wang, Parks Associates' director of health and mobile product, told FierceMobileHealthcare in an email interview. 

From the article "Consumers remain wary over safety of health wearables, wellness apps" by Judy Mottl.

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