Pioneering telecare solution provides two-way speech, locatability and fall detection
Connected care and health solutions provider Tunstall Healthcare has launched a new product, Tunstall GO, which provides two-way speech, fall detection and locatability.
Developed by Chiptech, it complements telecare packages by providing users with the means to easily access help when away from home.
Worn as a pendant or attached to a keyring, if activated by the user, it will connect them to the monitoring centre with two-way communication, enabling the operator to establish the nature of the event. Activation also automatically notifies the monitoring centre of the user’s location, meaning appropriate assistance can be sent.
Tunstall GO will also automatically raise an alert if a fall has been detected when the device is worn as a pendant.
Gavin Bashar, Managing Director at Tunstall Healthcare, said: “GO is an exceptional device that will make care services more flexible and empower vulnerable people whilst reassuring family members that loved ones are being protected.
“GO is a fantastic addition to Tunstall’s portfolio, and will add an extra dimension to the services our customers can offer to the people they support. This is particularly important whilst we continue to experience the effects of the COVID pandemic, and many vulnerable groups may be nervous about leaving home.
“It is an innovative product that can provide the confidence for people to reconnect with their communities and maintain their physical and mental wellbeing.”
Using telecare in the home, along with GO outside the home, can support a wide range of individuals including people with learning disabilities, those with early-stage dementia, lone workers and people recently discharged from hospital.
“During the pandemic, we’ve seen increased recognition of the value of technology in providing care and healthcare remotely, and a corresponding acceleration in adoption,” continued Gavin. “This is something we expect to continue in coming months and years, and are working closely with our customers to help them develop their services as technology advances.
“The benefits of technology in health and care are enormous and Tunstall is committed to being at the forefront of new innovations that enter the arena and enable increased flexibility in the way care is delivered.”
Tunstall Healthcare is also supporting the launch of a new independent living hub for professionals – DLF ProAssist.
ProAssist has been created by the charity Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) in partnership with the TSA and aims to make it easier for health, care and housing professionals to prescribe equipment that enables vulnerable people to live independently.