Report: Networked medical sensors to aid millions of seniors by 2012


More than three million seniors will benefit from networked medical sensors at home in 2012.

By 2012, more than 3.4 million U.S. senior citizens will be using networked sensor applications in their homes to help monitor and improve their health, according to Parks Associates' report, "Sensor Technology for Home Health Applications." The report states that innovations in sensor technologies will make these devices lighter, smarter, and more reliable, driving adoption for home-based medical applications over the next five years. Parks Associates cautions that these applications must win consumers' trust and gain recognition in multiple industry sectors, from caregivers to insurers, in order to realize their full potential. Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. For more information, visit

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