smartphone adoption

By Brian Dolan 07:41 am April 2, 2015
Almost two-thirds -- 64 percent -- of adults in the US now own a smartphone, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. That's up from 58 percent in early 2014. Back in 2011 Pew reported that just 35 percent of American adults were smartphone owners. Pew's recent report is based on a number of surveys, including a telephone survey of more than 2,000 people conducted last December and a...
By Jonah Comstock 07:07 am January 29, 2014
Diet and fitness apps were used by 55.7 million American adults in 2013, up from 43.9 million in 2012, according to a study by Kantar Media's MARS OTC/DTC Study of 20,000 consumers. The study found that 129 million American adults (55 percent of the population) own either a smartphone or a tablet or both -- 116 million (49 percent of the population) own a smartphone and 64 million (27 percent)...
By Jonah Comstock 11:33 am May 22, 2013
Despite 75 percent owning personal smartphones, only a quarter of nurses at acute care hospitals have a smartphone available to support their nursing work, according to a survey by Voalte, which markets a smartphone-based secure hospital communication system, and American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association. Voalte told MobiHealthNews that American Nurse Today...
By Brian Dolan 10:22 am April 2, 2012
About 33 percent of people with smartphones in the US tracked their diet or their exercises with their mobile devices, a comScore representative told The New York Times this week. ComScore said that for tablet users the numbers climb a bit: 35 percent used the devices to track diet and 39 percent used tablets like the iPad to track their exercise. The research firm also stated that about 100...