Wednesday, June 12, 2019

52% of UK broadband households with children at home have at least one connected health or wellness device

Connected health technologies becoming mainstream for UK consumers 

Research from Parks Associates finds 57% of UK consumers report having a chronic condition and 39% of these patients own at least one connected health or wellness device. The firm also reports 52% of households with children at home having at least one of these devices.

IoT in the UK: Wellness, Telehealth, and Independent Living, a survey of 5,000 UK households fielded in the fall of 2018, provides insights on awareness, demand, and adoption for connected health products and services.

Parks Associates Adoption Connected Health Devices UK

“The stand-out segments who own connected health devices are households with children and households who recently had children,” said Dina Abdelrazik, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. “In both cases, ownership of connected health devices is well above 50%. Given that households with babies and children frequently need to interact with the healthcare system, this makes them good targets for virtual and video consultation services.”

The research highlights the growing adoption of connected health and personal emergency products and examines the consumers who own these devices. It provides insights on consumers’ connected lifestyles, including their interest in virtual services, smart home applications, and independent living solutions. The research also identifies the needs of seniors, caregivers, and consumers with chronic conditions and identifies the assistive and independent living technologies that would best meet their needs. Other research:

  • About one-half of UK consumers with a chronic condition are interested in products and services that would help better manage their condition.
  • 8% of UK broadband households used a video consultation service with a doctor in the past 12 months.
  • 28% report they used a virtual visit because it takes too long to get in to see a doctor.

Parks Associates will highlight the latest smart home solutions, including healthcare research and solutions, at its upcoming CONNECTIONS™ Europe on 19-20 November at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, Amsterdam. More information at

For information on IoT in the UK: Wellness, Telehealth, and Independent Living, contact To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Sherrelle Lewis at, 972-996-0214.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.

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