Parks Associates: 42pc of Consumers 50 and Older Are Very Interested in Home Systems That Sense Emergencies

Aug 18, 2018

DALLAS: Research from Parks Associates shows 42pc of consumers 50 and older in U.S. broadband households are very interested in using a home system that can sense an emergency and alert the necessary people if it allows them to continue living independently.

The IoT research firm will explore new use cases for healthcare emerging from smart home, AI, and machine learning innovations at its fifth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 28-30 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

"Connected health and wellness features have established a prominent role on multiple IoT platforms, including the smartphone, the smart watch, and wearables," said Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates. "Many independent living solutions have strong crossover opportunities with the smart home; stakeholders from both connected heath and the smart home are exploring ways to support new home-based health applications and use cases."

During the special session "Smart Home Platforms: Growing the Connected Health Ecosystem," 8:30 a.m. on August 29, industry experts will examine smart home players' potential to support new home-based health applications and services and related business models and partnerships requirements. Abdelrazik will moderate the session with the following speakers:

Bryan Adams, Chief Commercial Officer, GreatCall Inc.
Christopher Baskin, CEO, American Two-Way
Kent E. Dicks, CEO and Founder, Life365, Inc.
Dave Johnson, Director, Residential Home Health, ADT
Spencer Moore, VP, Sales & Marketing, Rapid Response Monitoring Services
Lainie Muller, Director, Wellness, Alarm.com

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, Internet Health Management, IoT Consortium, ISE Magazine, LonMark International, Managed Care Magazine, Method, Personal Connected Health Alliance, PharmaVoice, RTC Media, San Diego EDC, Small Cell Forum, Smart Insights, Springboard Enterprises, 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. (PRN)

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