More than one quarter of U.S. broadband households have an Internet-enabled health device, according to a Parks Associates report, Health Data Management reports (Slabodkin, Health Data Management, 6/19).
The report, titled”Digitally Fit: Products and Services for Connected Consumers,” analyzed multiple nationwide surveys of U.S. broadband households to examine the adoption and use of connected heath care and fitness devices (Parks Associates release, 6/18).
Among U.S. households with broadband, the report found that:
- 29% own a connected health device; and
- 12% own multiple connected health devices.
Harry Wang, director of Health and Mobile Product Research at Parks Associates, said adoption rates for fitness trackers and GPS watches have outpaced those for other connected health devices (Parks Associates release, 6/18).
In addition, the report found more than half of U.S. broadband households use an online health tool to:
- Access personal health data;
- Communicate with their doctors; or
- Fill prescriptions (Health Data Management, 6/19).
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