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-founded and certified business, is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

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

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