A new Parks Associates whitepaper finds that the use of connected health technology in the home grew in 2021.

“Over one half of US broadband households now report owning at least one connected health device, a dramatic increase from 2020, and 30% own three or more,” said the firm.  “Adoption of smart watches, smart thermometers, connected pulse oximeters and blood pressure cuffs grew substantially. In addition, intentions to purchase connected health devices about doubled for all connected health device categories year over year.”

What’s more, “As of Q2 2021, 40% of adult heads-of-broadband households report participating in a remote patient monitoring (RPM) program at some point in time.”

Parks also reported that 64% of households used a telehealth service in 2021.