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Aug 06, 2018


57% of consumers report at least one sleep problem 

Fifth-annual Connected Health Summit to include sessions on holistic sleep tech solutions

New Parks Associates research reports 57% of consumers in U.S. broadband households report having at least one sleep problem. The firm’s Sleep and IoT: Behaviors, Awareness, and Opportunities finds nearly 29 million U.S. broadband households own a sleep tracking product today and more than 50% are willing to buy a sleep tech product, such as mattresses with embedded sleep sensors or wrist-worn wearables with sleep tracking features. Parks Associates will address the convergence of medical technology, smart home, and connected health at the fifth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 28-30 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

 Health Conditions - Sleeping Disorders 

“Lack of quality sleep can lead to a host of chronic conditions, such as depression, obesity, and dementia, which stress the resources of both consumers and the medical industry,” said Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates. “A variety of companies, from startups to major IoT players, are experimenting with different sleep tech solutions that will improve quality of life and save healthcare costs both now and in the future. At Connected Health Summit, we will explore the mix of hardware, apps, and personalized services most likely to gain traction with today’s connected consumers.”

Parks Associates will host a pre-conference research workshop, “Independent Living and Wellness: A Growing Opportunity,”on August 28. The workshop session “Holistic Sleep Solutions: Expanding the Ecosystem” at 2:45 p.m. features a panel of industry experts exploring integration among sleep tech and connected products. They will discuss ways to design and deploy more personalized and contextually relevant sleep tech solutions. Panelists include:

  • Timo Aittokoski, Chief Scientist, Emfit
  • Jeff Patton, GM Connected Home Products, GE Lighting
  • Roy Raymann, VP,  Sleep Science & Scientific Affairs, SleepScore Labs
  • Michael Wu, VP, GM, SleepIQ LABS, SleepNumber

In the Connected Health Summit session “Integrating Health into Consumer Lifestyles,”3:00 p.m. on August 29, digital health solutions providers and medical device providers will discuss innovative ways to address the healthy living needs of consumers and households, with a focus on partnerships, new business models, and disruptive approaches to old problems. Speakers include:

  • Martin Adler, Chief Strategy Officer, Reflexion Health
  • Daniel Behrendt, Director, Honeywell Life Care Solutions
  • Karissa Price, COO, EarlySense

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

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

Event Supporters include Antenna, B2 Group, Bestseos.com, 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, TopSEOs.com, Vertical Web Media, Visibility Magazine, and Wi-Fi Alliance.

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. To speak with an analyst or to request research, contact Julia Homier at julia.homier@parksassociates.com, 972-996-0214.

About Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

Parks Associates’ sixth-annual 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.

Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness will take place August 27-29 at the Pendry San Diego in San Diego, California. www.connectedhealthsummit.com

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