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Parks Associates recently hosted its 15th annual CONNECTIONS TM Summit: Smart Home Growth Strategies . The conference took place virtually January 14, in cooperation with CES® 2021. This one-day event featured sessions on smart home technology and services, connected health, data privacy, value-added services, and home security. During the session, Healthcare: Independent Living & Smart Home , Parks Associates Senior Analyst, Kristen Hanich , moderated a panel of industry...
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the healthcare ecosystem on its head. Care providers and health systems have leaned on technology to provide much needed care to patients at home, through telehealth consultations and remote patient monitoring programs. Similarly, public health officials look to technology to help slow the spread of the virus itself, through smartphone-based contact tracing and proactive wellness monitoring, or televigilance.   Register...
The CONNECTIONS Summit at CES is going online this year! Parks Associates' CONNECTIONS Summit at CES is an annual research and industry event and will be held on January 14, 2021. It features commentary, insight, and debate on consumer and industry trends, new business models and technologies, growth opportunities, and successful market strategies. Joshua Locke, Vice President of Essence USA and a speaker at the summit, discusses senior market solutions ahead of the event:...
 
Crossover between connected health and smart home tech is rapidly expanding, with many large players entering this space. A majority of consumers now find virtual care solutions that incorporate data from their connected health devices appealing. Entrance of tech giants will expand the market for wellness solutions at home and the data sources health players can use for telehealth and independent living services. Don't forget to register for Parks Associat es' CONNECTIONS Summit...
COVID-19 cast a bright light on the vulnerability of the senior population and senior living facilities. According to CDC, as of November 2020, 80% of Americans who have died of COVID-19 were age 65 or older, while the senior population only makes up 16% of the overall US population. Moreover, 40% of deaths occurred among nursing home residents. As a result of COVID-19 and its associated pressures, seniors and their loved ones have increasingly turned to technology for everyday needs. As...
 
by Amanda Kung | Dec. 3, 2020
Tags: COVID-19, independent living
Parks Associates is now accepting speaker submissions for CONNECTIONS™ 2021. The CONNECTIONS™ Community brings together over 1,200 industry executives to network and participate in sessions focused on converging IoT industries. Submit to Speak: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/conn-us-cfp CONNECTIONS™ 2021 will feature sessions on March 24, May 12, May 25-26, July 14, August 18, September 22, and November 9-10. Thank you to our early 2021...
Independent living solutions, which encompass a variety of assistive technologies, enhance seniors’ ability to stay in their home safely and enhance communication with loved ones. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the seniors’ vulnerability and the challenges of remote caregiving. Companies across the spectrum from device manufacturers to monitoring providers to home health agencies are responding to the need for new solutions that help our oldest consumers live well and safely at...
Martin Huddart, Head, Smart Residential of ASSA ABLOY , shared his thoughts with us on the evolution of home services after his recent participation in the Connected Health Summit . Q: When you think about the evolution of home services to address a variety of health-related issues, what use cases do you see emerging? A: Use Cases: --Access control for visiting care workers to the home (via smart locks) as aging in place is a big trend. This solves multiple...

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