Antenna Group Partners with Parks Associates Connected Health Summit for Third Consecutive Year

We are excited to partner with Parks Associates Connected Health Summit for the third year in a row. The Connected Health Summit is a great opportunity to network with and learn from some of the greatest minds in healthcare technology.

New connected health research from Parks Associates recently released estimates that more than six million people will use a PERS (Personal Emergency Response Systems) device by 2021. The number of users will double from 3.36 million at the end of 2017, with growth due to new BYOD wearable/watch options and smartphone-based professionally monitored services, such as GreatCall. The firm will analyze innovations and consumer demand in connected health at the fifth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, August 28-30 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

“Growth in elderly populations account for some, but not all, of the growth in the PERS market,” said Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates. “Products such as fitness trackers and smart watches with user-centric designs have put pressure on PERS manufacturers to improve designs and incorporate smart features into their solutions. In addition, partnerships from companies such as MobileHelp and Samsung are expanding the traditional notion of PERS by offering subscribers a Samsung Gear S3 smart watch as their PERS device. At Connected Health Summit, we will examine how these new designs and programs will impact consumer adoption and usage of PERS solutions.”

The conference features keynotes from Deborah DiSanzo, General Manager of IBM Watson, and Christopher Weber, General Manager of Uber Health, Uber.

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. For more information, visit

About Connected Health Summit

Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers analyzes the role of innovative connected health solutions in driving changes in consumer behaviors as well as healthcare systems, insurers, and hospital networks. The event focuses on four areas of consumer health, which require active consumer participation to be successful: remote health monitoring for accountable care, consumer-centric wellness and fitness solutions, independent living technologies and services, and innovative convenience care models.

The Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers will take place August 28-30, 2018, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA.


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