As previous studies have shown, a new survey conducted by the Consumer Electronics Association, which puts on the big Consumer Electronics Show (CES) each year, has found that 36 percent of consumers are interested in using wireless health technologies to better communicate with their physicians.
The CEA told MobiHealthNews in an email that the study included responses from 1,679 US adults who participated in an online poll. The qualitative portion of the survey included responses from 60 in-depth interviews conducted by the CEA research team.
The CEA included a few other sample metrics in its press release that it gleaned from the study, called The New Role of Technology in Consumer Health and Wellness, more charts and graphs from the report’s executive summary to follow:
- 33 percent are interested in managing their health records online
- 32 percent would be willing to consult with a doctor via online video
- 44 percent of consumers are interested in connected weight scales
- 40 percent are interested in vital sign monitors
- 37 percent are interested in devices that track fitness metrics
- 51 percent have downloaded a nutrition tracker mobile app
- 36 percent have downloaded a fitness-related workout app
- 32 percent have downloaded customized music apps for exercise
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