Welcome!

@ThingsExpo Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Zakia Bouachraoui

News Feed Item

Parks Associates: 30% of U.S. Broadband Households Own and Use at Least One Connected Health Device

Playtabase CEO to Present on the Role of Wearable Devices in Driving Better Healthcare and Independent Living at Connected Health Summit

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 08/21/14 -- Parks Associates today announced that Playtabase CEO and co-founder Muhammad Abdurrahman, Ph.D., will share his insights during the Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers session "Healthy Living, Connected Devices, and Wearables," Thursday, September 4, 8:45 A.M. Parks Associates recently announced new consumer research that nearly 30% of U.S. broadband households own and use at least one connected health device. Mr. Abdurrahman will discuss innovations in connected devices and wearables and their role in enabling independent living, especially for the elderly, the disabled, and patients with chronic conditions.

"Demographic trends and limited availability of long-term care services are driving many people around the world to examine independent living at home technologies," said Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates. "In the U.S. and Canada in particular, the private sector is the driving force for this market, and new technologies make independent living both financially viable and technologically feasible. Playtabase brings valuable insight to Connected Health Summit, and we are looking forward to the panel discussion with Mr. Abdurrahman."

Playtabase is also sponsoring the networking break on the first day of the event at 10:15 A.M. The company was recently selected for Microsoft's new business accelerator for start-ups focused on home automation within the Internet of Things. Playtabase's wearable device, called Reemo™, allows users to control appliances and home automation systems with gestures rather than remotes or mobile phone apps. The device gives users control over their environment, which can be especially useful for those who are disabled but wish to live independently.

"Connection itself is an ongoing macro technology trend for the home, health, and the self," Abdurrahman said. "We see devices in each of those categories working together to enable previously unrealized activities and better outcomes."

The interactive panel session "Healthy Living, Connected Devices, and Wearables" will also feature speakers from AARP, The American Heart Association, Lowe's, and Masimo. Speakers will address the integration of healthcare applications and services with connected devices and the role of health insurers and care providers in driving consumer adoption.

The inaugural Connected Health Summit will be held at the Omni Hotel, September 4-5, and feature keynote presentations from Qualcomm Life, Kaiser Permanente, Humana Wellness, Optum, Walgreens, and Ascension Health.

Registration and the summit agenda can be found on the event website www.connectedhealthsummit.com. Connected Health Summit Sponsors include Association Sponsor CEA; Charter Sponsors ADT, Care Innovations, Lowe's, and Z-Wave; Registration Sponsor Independa; Special Event Sponsor Walgreens; Event Sponsor Masimo; and Break Sponsors Ayla Networks, Playtabase, and Wellness and Prevention, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company.

Information about the Connected Health Summit is available at connectedhealthsummit.com. Press passes for the event are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connected-health/media.

About Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers analyzes the roles of connected health technologies and innovations in driving changes in consumer behaviors and business models. The event focuses on four areas of consumer health technologies in particular, which all require active consumer participation to be successful: remote health monitoring for accountable care, consumer-centric wellness and fitness solutions, independent living technologies and services, and innovative convenience care models.

The Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers will take place September 4-5 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, CA. www.connectedhealthsummit.com. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Health_Smt. Subscribe to Parks Associates' digital health newsletter at http://www.parksassociates.com/newsletters_subscribe.

Holly Sprague
Parks Associates
720.987.6614
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...