As consumers integrate connected devices and services ever more deeply into their lifestyles, they bring the same expectation and desire to their health and wellbeing. New research from Parks Associates reveals 15% of US broadband households have used a telecare service in the past 12 months. The new report quantifies the adoption and use of consumer wearables and other connected fitness devices and evaluates consumer usage patterns and desire for new features.
It also examines the growing market of connected medical devices and investigates consumers’ appetite for greater insight into their own wellbeing and solutions that enable them to better manage their health conditions. The report finds that 22% of US broadband households have used a self-diagnosis app, such as iTriage, WebMD, Symptomate, and Ada, in the past 12 months.
Additional research from Parks Associates:
– 80% of consumers report a desire for help with at least one health need, with weight loss and improving sleep quality as the top two needs.
– 40% of consumers in broadband households own at least one connected health or wellness device.
– 1 in 4 respondents with a chronic condition feel on-demand remote consultations would help them better manage their conditions.
“The home has become a focal point for consumer health and wellness,” said Dina Abdelrazik, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. “Parks Associates research shows consumers using more health-based IoT solutions and smart home products with health-related use cases. We are excited to hear about the business strategies emerging from these new technologies.”