Digital Health

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Nearly one-third of seniors are considering purchasing an independent living system for themselves

New research highlights impact of COVID-19 on seniors, caregivers, and demand for independent living solutions

New research from Parks Associates’ COVID-19: Impact on Seniors, Caregivers, and Independent Living Solutions finds nearly 33% of US seniors (ages 65 and older) are considering purchasing an independent living system. This interest follows a trend of increasing technology adoption among the 65+ US population—34% have a smart speaker or smart display and 76% personal ...read more

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

90% of consumers ages 18-24 are willing to share smartphone data if privacy protections are offered

Market Snapshot analyzes consumer research on attitudes on data sharing and personal experiences with COVID-19

Parks Associates research finds consumers in US broadband households are generally willing to participate in contact tracing, including sharing smartphone data, to help combat the coronavirus outbreak, although willingness varies based on age and their personal experience with the disease. The Market Snapshot COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Consumer Perspectives reports a ...read more

Thursday, July 23, 2020

52% of US broadband households are willing to share smartphone data to aid in COVID-19 contact tracing

New research addresses telehealth services during pandemic and future interest outside of crisis conditions 

Parks Associates’ new research, COVID-19: Impact on Telehealth Use and Perspectives, finds over 50% of US broadband households are willing to share smartphone data to aid in COVID-19 contact tracing, while another 20% could be convinced provided privacy protections are in place. The research tracks changes in consumer attitudes and adoption of telehealth services as a ...read more

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Traditional and mobile PERS revenue to be approximately $1.1 billion in US by 2024

New industry report highlights sensor-based solutions and emerging alternative devices with emergency response capabilities

New research from Parks Associates estimates more than 5 million consumers in the US will own PERS devices by 2024. Enabling Independence: Connected Solutions for seniors and Caregivers forecasts traditional and mobile PERS revenue will reach $1.1 billion in the same year.

The report Enabling Independence: Connected Solutions for Seniors and Ca ...read more

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Fitbit favored among older US consumers for fitness trackers, smart watches, and GPS sports watches

Research firm examines the state of the wearables market and consumer adoption of major brands including Fitbit, Apple, Samsung, and Garmin  

Connected wearables research fromParks Associates finds that Fitbit leads the market for wrist wearables due in large part to the brand’s dominance among older consumers. 360 Deep Dive: Consumer Demand for Connected Wearables reports that while Fitbit and Apple share the lead among consumers ages 18-24, Fitbit has a wide lead amo ...read more

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

27% of seniors consider home security devices and services as must-have features for their ideal independent living system

New consumer and industry research addresses independent living solutions in the smart home

Parks Associates recently released new research focused on virtual care and remote monitoring, wellness/fitness devices, and independent living systems, which continue to expand their capabilities by integrating with smart home solutions. The firm’s connected health research reveals 27% of heads of US broadband households 65 and older consider home security devices and services as mus ...read more

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

More than 50% of current or future caregivers are willing to pay for an independent living solution for a loved one

Parks Associates to host workshop on smart home solutions at 10th annual Connected Health Conference in Boston with speakers from Alarm.com, Comcast, IBM, MobileHelp Healthcare, Orbita, Reemo Health, Tyto Care, and Verizon

International research firm Parks Associates announced today it will host the workshop “Connected Health and IoT: Impact of Smart Home Solutions” on October 17 in Boston, prior to the start of the Connected Health Conference,hosted by the Personal Connecte ...read more

Monday, July 23, 2018

More than 50 million households interested in buying a sleep tech tracking product

Consumer study assesses consumer awareness and usage of sleep tracking technologies

New sleep research from Parks Associates reveals nearly 29 million U.S. broadband households currently own a product that helps them track their sleep quality, representing less than half of the nearly 60 million consumers who report having at least one sleep problem. Sleep & IoT: Behaviors, Awareness, and Opportunities reveals 51% of U.S. broadband households are interested in buying a sleep ...read more

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