Connected care and health solutions provider Tunstall Healthcare has launched a new and innovative 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*.
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.
“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. 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.”
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.
For more information about GO, visit www.tunstall.co.uk/GO
*Falls detection only available when worn as a pendant.
Tunstall has been at the forefront of technology innovation for the health, housing and social care markets for over 60 years. Its pioneering software, hardware and services enable new delivery models which can transform services across the care continuum, and empower people to live independently and with an improved quality of life.
Tunstall works with social care providers, healthcare services, housing and retirement living providers and charities in 15 countries, improving the lives of more than five million people, including those living with dementia, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and long-term health conditions.
Tunstall’s innovation-led, person-centred Connected Care and Health solutions connect people and integrate services, enabling early intervention to avoid or mitigate adverse events, and improve outcomes. As technology advances, we have the capability to not just react to events, but to predict and even prevent them, using data-driven insights. The Tunstall Cognitive Care approach can help to create intelligent, personalised care programmes and effectively allocate resources, making sure those in need have the right levels of support and reassurance.