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15% of US broadband households have a connected fitness tracker and 11% have a smart watch

Connected Health Summit addresses future opportunities for home service providers, builders, and care agencies

New research from Parks Associates finds 15% of US broadband households have a connected pedometer/fitness tracker, 11% have a smart watch, and 5% have a connected sleep-quality monitor. Parks Associates will examine growing consumer interest in connected health and wellness/fitness solutions at the sixth annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness, August 27-29 at the Pendry San Diego in San Diego, California.

Sponsors include HP, Independa,, Rapid Response Monitoring, MDLIVE, ADT Health, b.well, Freeus, Nortek Security & Control, Trusource Labs, GreatCall, Aprilaire, GiftCard Partners, Vital USA, and Reemo Health.

Parks Associates Adoption Wellness Devices Chart

Connected Health Summit brings together industry experts to address future opportunities for home service providers, builders, and care agencies, with key sessions including “IoT Integration: Effective Connected Health Partnerships”; “Senior Tech Channels: Home Service Providers, Builders, Care Agencies”; and “Investing in the Future of Connected Health.”

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“Healthcare’s future will be characterized by greater empowerment and choice. Mobile devices will increasingly become the centerpiece of smart ecosystems to coordinate care and manage health," said Edmond Banayan, Chairman, LAVA Healthcare, Los Angeles Venture Association.

"Heal is building the technology that will bring patients and doctors closer together, at a time when rising costs and lower access to care is driving them further apart,” said Dr. Renee Dua, Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Heal.

"Ease of use is critical for any kind of solution to assist caregivers,” said Jennifer Fraser, Director User Experience, Macadamian. “They are already carrying a heavy burden, and time is critical to them. If it is a system they will be required to interact with, the quality of support for them to use it is critical to the successful use of the product, otherwise they simply will not use it."

“The adoption of technology is becoming a critical component of caregiving from family caregivers to professional care organizations,” said Laura Mitchell, CEO, GrandCare. “The number of individuals needing care is surpassing those able to provide it, providing a huge gap in care. Caregiving organizations will use technology to amplify their caregivers, reduce costly windshield time, and offer more proactive and predictive care.”

“Independa is a proud, long-time sponsor of the Connected Health Summit, and I’m very pleased to once again be presenting at this prestigious gathering of industry technology, solution, and thought leaders,” said Kian Saneii, CEO, Independa. “At this Summit, Parks Associates provides value and insights right at the convergence of the multiple industries, technologies, and standards needed to deliver on the Consumerization of Healthcare, which is very different and much more impactful to healthcare and our society at large, than the medicalization of the consumer.  Bringing retail to healthcare, and vice versa, is where our system is evolving … and not a moment too soon!”

Connected Health Summit explores new strategies and innovations that will expand and improve independent living solutions for consumers and caretakers, including innovative monitoring and smart home solutions. The conference examines consumer adoption and usage of connected health technologies and key adjacencies between smart home, healthcare, and independent living ecosystems.

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific data, contact Sherrelle Lewis,, 972-996-0214.

About Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation

Connected Health Summit, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, is an executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home. In its tenth year, Connected Health Summit brings senior industry leaders together from all aspects of the consumer experience ecosystems to provide insights on new business models, IoT technologies, consumer behaviors, and deployments relevant to consumer healthcare solutions.

The conference features Parks Associates quarterly consumer readdresses opportunities for new solutions in the care giving and senior markets and the wellness markets. This includes smart home platforms, on-demand services, voice assistants, and wearables, to empower consumers, caregivers, and providers and to meet the growing demand for services in independent living, chronic care management, remote access to care, and wellness and fitness solutions.

Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Health_Smt.