Wednesday, August 01, 2018

75% of smart watch owners and 68% of fitness tracker owners report using their devices on a daily basis

Connected Health Summit keynotes include executives from, IBM Watson Health, Qualcomm Life, Providence St. Joseph Health, and Uber Health

New connected health research of U.S. broadband households from Parks Associates finds that 75% of smart watch owners and 68% of fitness tracker owners report using their devices on a daily basis. The international research firm will host its fifth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 28-30 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, to examine consumer demand for connected health solutions, usage patterns, and strategies to increase, engage, and improve health outcomes, and ultimately save costs.

“Consumers report high usage rates for their wearables,” said Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates. “At Connected Health Summit, we will examine strategies to ensure consumers sustain their engagement with their connected health solutions and assess how use of health tech affects outcomes.”


Daily Usage of Connected Wellness/Fitness Devices

The conference features the following keynote speakers:


Connected Health Summit also features the special session “Improving Patient Outcomes through Connected Health,” 2:00 p.m. on August 29, where speakers from DISH and Independa discuss new solutions and market partnerships to deliver personalized care to people in a meaningful way, through an integrated approach to remote engagement and care that leverages available resources in the home, including the TV screen as well as smart home and connected health solutions.

Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates, will moderate the session, featuring the following speakers:

  • Alistair Chatwin, VP & GM, DISH Business
  • Kian Saneii, Founder & CEO, Independa, Inc.


The 2018 Advisory Board for Connected Health Summit includes executives from Best Buy; Care Innovations, an Intel company; Comcast; EarlySense Inc.; GreatCall; Life365; MDLIVE; Mosaic Growth Partners; Omron Healthcare; Orbita; Providence St. Joseph Health; and Walmart.

Event Sponsors include Independa, Rapid Response Monitoring, MDLIVE,, BodiMetrics, GiftCard Partners, Nortek Security & Control, Personal Connected Health Alliance, Z-Wave, and Pathway OME.

Event Supporters include Antenna, B2 Group,, Best Web Design Agencies, CIO Applications, Conference Guru, Consortium for Patient Engagement (CoPE), Crowd Reviews, FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT, FiercePharma, HME News, HomeGrid Forum, Home Health Technology News, HomeToys, Innovation & Tech Today, Intelligent Health Association, IoT Consortium, ISE Magazine, LonMark International, Managed Care Magazine, Method, Personal Connected Health Alliance, PharmaVoice, RTC Media, San Diego EDC, Small Cell Forum, Startup Health, TD The Market Publishers, Telebehavioral Health Institute, TelcoProfessionals, Telehealth & Telecare Aware, The Journal of mHealth, The MedTech Strategist,, Vertical Web Media, Visibility Magazine, and Wi-Fi Alliance.

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

About Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

Parks Associates’ Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness is an executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home.

Connected Health Summit provides insights on new business models, IoT technologies, consumer behaviors, and deployments relevant to consumer healthcare solutions. The conference addresses opportunities for new solutions, including smart home platforms, on-demand services, voice assistants, and wearables, to empower consumers, caregivers, and providers with new insight into patient health and to meet the growing demand for services in independent living, chronic care management, remote access to care, and wellness and fitness.

The seventh annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness will take place September 1-3, 2020, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego,

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