Tuesday, November 13, 2018

50% of consumers 50 and older very interested in emergency panic button service or home emergency system

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES® to features session on independent living with speakers from Alarm.com, Centrica Hive, Medical Guardian, MobileHelp, and Uber Health

Parks Associates research shows that 50% of consumers ages 50 and older in U.S. broadband households are very interested in an emergency panic button service or home emergency system. The international research firm will address how solutions that improve quality of life for seniors are expanding market opportunities for independent living solutions at the 13th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: IoT and the Smart Home on January 8 at CES® 2019 in Las Vegas, which concludes with a networking reception, sponsored by Homematic IP.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit features multiple sessions examining mass-market business strategies, partnership opportunities, the impact of voice on the user experience, and advances in AI and data analytics. CONNECTIONS™ Summit sponsors include Alarm.com, Asurion, Cirrent, F-Secure, Homematic IP, Hive Home, Inspire, Minim, ROC-Connect, and Trusource Labs.

Interest in Independent Living Products or Services | Parks Associates

“Consumers 50 and older show strong interest in connected services that can support daily living needs that become more difficult with age,” said Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates. “New solutions, like the Uber Health initiative, can tap into this demand and growing interest in connected services for health-related purposes, and we will see many more examples of connected health solutions at CES 2019. In the independent living session at CONNECTIONS™ Summit, we will discuss the latest innovations and trends that extend and improve the independent living experience.”

The session Independent Living: Serving Consumers at Home, January 8 at 4:15 p.m., will examine smart home solutions that deliver life- and cost-saving health benefits at home, including medical monitoring, telehealth technologies, and personalized delivery/transportation services. Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates, will moderate the session.

Speakers for the session include:

  • Rob Flippo, CEO, MobileHelp
  • Geoff Gross, Founder & CEO, Medical Guardian
  • Jay Holley, Head of Partnerships, Uber Health
  • Claire Miles, Managing Director, Centrica Hive Ltd
  • Lainie Muller, Director, Wellness, Alarm.com
     

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is a one-day executive summit that focuses on the best business models and value propositions in the Internet of Things (IoT), the smart home, and connected and mobile CE and services. The event includes six executive sessions, two special presentations, and a networking reception, sponsored by Homematic IP, on January 8, the opening day of CES.

For more information on Parks Associates research or events, visit www.parksassociates.com, or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Julia Homier at Julia.homier@parksassociates.com.

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES in Las Vegas. In 2022, the executive event features one day of panel discussions on the state of the smart home, connected health, home security, and new home services, with trends and implications for connected consumers and opportunities for companies to build new revenues and develop innovative business models.

The 16th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 5 during CES, which runs January 5-8 in Las Vegas. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit.

For information about CONNECTIONS™ Summit, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972-490-1113 or visit www.connectionssummit.com.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com

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