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As connected devices gain more popularity in the home, companies are making moves to include the health of their consumers in their products. Heads of broadband households are beginning to see devices and services aimed towards taking care of themselves as they age, especially for when they reach retirement. With 60% of broadband households with a head 40 years or older, it’s critical for companies to provide services that make their older consumers feel better about living...
 
Guest post by   Thomas Rockmann, VP Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom   It is a fact that the global population is increasing, and the overall age weighting is changing. The world population is expected to hit 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100. In parallel, the global populace is gradually aging, and nowhere more than in Western Europe. One in three UK babies born in 2013 is expected to reach 100 in the UK alone , and the elderly...
Parks Associates recently published Smart Home, Caregiving, and Aging in Place , an analysis of existing and anticipated independent living needs among people age 50 and older. This was an exciting project to complete, given the significant demographic shifts that are currently occurring in the United States. The U.S. population is greying, which is a trend that will continue for decades, due in large part to the aging of the sizable Baby Boomer generation. The below chart...
Parks Associates spoke with Arta Bakshandeh , Senior Medical Officer at Alignment Healthcare, about emerging trends in digital health markets. Alignment Healthcare is redefining the business of healthcare by shifting the focus from payments to people. They’ve created a new model for health care delivery that cuts costs and improves lives by unraveling the inefficiencies of the current system to drive patients, providers, and payers toward a common goal of wellness. Dr....
Kian Saneii , Founder & CEO, Independa, provided insight on several key industry trends ahead of Parks Associates’ 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference , which was held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport: What does the industry need to do to speed up the slow growth of overall smart home adoption? The industry needs three things to speed up the growth of overall smart home adoption: Integration, Affordability, and Simplicity. ...
Terry Duesterhoeft , President & CEO, A&D Medical, provides insight on several key industry trends for Parks Associates’ 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit conference , which will be held January 5 at CES 2017 in Las Vegas: What is the most important next step to engage consumers in smart home solutions, connected entertainment services, and/or value-added services like tech support and connected health? For consumer engagement to occur in full, there needs to be...
Parks Associates revealed new research showing that over 115 million Americans will require caregiving assistance by 2020. The international research firm notes that caregivers are interested in new technologies like medication management tools, but only 11% are presently using apps with this ability. Parks Associates will address the digital health market at the third-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers , August 30 – September 1 in San Diego. Parks Associates...
New research by Parks Associates reveals that only 36% of U.S. consumers living in broadband households know that their employer offers a sponsored wellness program. Among them, more than half choose not to use these programs. Parks Associates will address the digital health market at the third-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers , August 30 – September 1 in San Diego. The event focuses on remote health monitoring and care management for accountable care;...

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