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Research: Interest in Home Emergency Systems for Consumers Over 50

Parks Associates provides information on solutions for quality of life for seniors at Summit.

Parks Associates research shows that 50 percent of consumers ages 50 and older in U.S. broadband households are very interested in an emergency panic button service or home emergency system. The international research firm will address how solutions that improve quality of life for seniors are expanding market opportunities for independent living solutions at the 13th-annual CONNECTIONS Summit: IoT and the Smart Home on January 8 at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, which concludes with a networking reception, sponsored by Homematic IP.

“Consumers 50 and older show strong interest in connected services that can support daily living needs that become more difficult with age,” says Jennifer Kent, director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates. “New solutions, like the Uber Health initiative, can tap into this demand and growing interest in connected services for health-related purposes, and we will see many more examples of connected health solutions at CES 2019. In the independent living session at CONNECTIONS Summit, we will discuss the latest innovations and trends that extend and improve the independent living experience.”

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The session Independent Living: Serving Consumers at Home, January 8 at 4:15 pm, will examine smart home solutions that deliver life- and cost-saving health benefits at home, including medical monitoring, telehealth technologies, and personalized delivery/transportation services. Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates, will moderate the session.

Speakers for the session include:

  • Rob Flippo, CEO, MobileHelp
  • Geoff Gross, Founder & CEO, Medical Guardian
  • Jay Holley, Head of Partnerships, Uber Health
  • Claire Miles, Managing Director, Centrica Hive Ltd
  • Lainie Muller, Director, Wellness,

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