Parks Associates reports that in the second quarter of 2020, connected health device ownership reached 42% of U.S. broadband households, steadily rising from 33% in the third quarter of 2015.
The research group says that 16% of U.S. broadband households own three or more connected health or wellness devices, up from just 7% in 2019. Parks Associates notes that health device ownership is particularly strong among Apple users—49% of iPhone users own a connected health product, compared to 34% of Android users. Additionally, 41% of U.S. broadband households reported using a telehealth service in the past 12 months.
“With 34% of US broadband households very interested in telehealth services that would allow them to share data from their medical devices, including more than 60% of device owners, the market is ripe for new healthcare solutions,” says Elizabeth Parks, president, Parks Associates. “Connected health devices provide the vital sign data so critical to expanding the potential of remote care. We are excited to announce our focus for this year’s events, where we will bring industry technology leaders together regularly throughout the year.”