Press 3.4 million people in Germany used smart health devices in 1st quarter of 2020

Press release No. 078 of 22 February 2021

WIESBADEN – Monitoring one’s health has been an important topic for many people not only since the corona pandemic. Devices connected to the internet can facilitate everyday prevention or treatment. In the first quarter of 2020, 3.4 million people in Germany used such smart devices to monitor blood pressure, blood sugar or weight or other devices related to health and medical prevention. Based on relevant data collected for the first time in 2020 by the survey of the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in households, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this is just under 5% of the population in Germany from the age of 10 upwards.

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