Parks Associates: More than 14 million Internet households in the United States have used an independent living solution

Parks Associates: More than 14 million Internet households in the United States have used an independent living solution

Connected Health Summit brings together industry leaders to discuss key trends in the senior and caregiver market

DALLAS, October 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Parks Associates reports that more than 14 million Internet households in the United States have used an independent living solution, such as PERS, medical alert systems or a smart home solution. Additionally, 54% of US Internet households now have a connected health device and are looking for new integrated technology solutions focused on communication, fall detection and safety notifications, particularly around fire detections, water and gas.

Parks Associates will share research from its quarterly survey work with 10,000 internet households on October 6 at “Seniors and Caretakers: Living Independently,” the upcoming cabinet 9 sessione Annual Connected Health Summit. The conference is Sponsored by major industry players ADT Medical Alert,, EarlySense, Johnson Controls, Rapid Response Monitoring, Becklar and Independa.

Health services can be extended by existing home providers, such as home security. Session Fireside Chat Features Andy DroneSr. Director ADT Health and Innovation Programs, ADT, will discuss the role of PERS and market changes over time.

“The ideal connected home will not only make life safer and healthier for the older person, but also less stressful for the caregiver. In the connected health industry, we need to rethink the role that smart home devices, devices security and other home devices play for those who want to age in place and provide insightful, interoperable and preventative solutions,” said Andy DroneSenior Director of Health and Innovation Programs at ADT.

Both interactive panels feature the following industry leaders:

  • Tim BalzCEO, Kalogon
  • Adam GreenCEO and Founder, Klaatch
  • Shannon GuzmanDirector, Housing and Living Communities and Corporate Housing Assistant, AARP
  • David LafertyCIO, Riverwoods Group
  • Ed ReadSVP of Business Development, VeeOne Health
  • dr. Constantinos (Taki) Michaelidismedical director, home hospital, UMass Memorial Health
  • Brandon NeustadterVice President, Sales, We are Vision
  • Deidre RolliBS, RN, nurse manager, UMass Memorial Health
  • Michael SkaffCIO, Jewish Elders Life Group
  • dr. chris starkclinical director, Health landmark
  • Fereydoun TaslimiCEO, SensorsCall

“Ninety-one percent of pressure injuries are considered preventable, but they kill more people each year than colon, breast or prostate cancer,” said Tim Balz, CEO, Kalogon. “Many people who use wheelchairs use substandard products that only partially meet their medical needs and often overlook things like caretakers and personal wants and needs. With our Orbiter Smart Cushion, we are redefining the standard of care for wheelchair technology to help prevent injuries and give wheelchair users the freedom to do what they love.”

“Identifying health inequities in a vulnerable population can only be determined with home health care providers. The holistic approach that Home Hospital achieves has brought greater satisfaction to our patients as well as our nurses,” said Deidre RolliBS, RN, Nurse Manager, UMass Memorial Health.

“The COVID-19 pandemic, more than anything else, has shown the vulnerabilities and gaps in health systems around the world and underscored the critical role that technology plays as a solution. Going forward, Advances in sensor technology paired with advanced AI will provide possibilities in healthcare that were previously unthinkable,” said Fereydoun TaslimiCEO, SensorsCall.

To request data or an interview, contact Rosey Sera, [email protected].

About the Connected Health Summit

Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovationhosted by research firm Parks Associates, is an executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on home consumers.

Rosey Sera
Parks Associates
[email protected]

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