Tunstall wraps update of Find-Me Watch in time for Christmas

Tunstall Healthcare is set to release an update of its Find-Me Tunstall Watch – which combines the features of a personal response system, GPS tracker and fall detector all in one – to the Australian and New Zealand markets in time for Christmas.

While the watch was designed to support people living with dementia, it is also suitable for those who want extra reassurance while at home, work or out in the community, as well as people living with a disability or a chronic disease.

It is also suitable for people who need to send a silent duress alert, who require immediate emergency assistance in a duress situation, and those who work alone or in potentially hazardous environments, such as community nurses.

Tunstall CIO Geoff Feakes said the next generation Find-Me Tunstall Watch offered greater choice for clients and carers.

"Tunstall's vision was to have the carers watch act as an extension beyond the connected home that would allow us to monitor the client in their community,” Mr Feakes said.

"With the advanced features in the new version, we can really offer a more complex service. It's built to assist and look after the client, but with the carer in mind.”

The updated version will include rapid magnetic charging for longer lasting batteries. With 3G capability, it is also future proofed for the next generation of mobile network and will function wherever there is mobile coverage.

The watch also offers an unobtrusive duress alert for those who may feel vulnerable in the community, and allows two-way conversation between the client and Tunstall’s 24-hour monitoring centre, or alternatively, their carer.

The watch also enables the creation of safe zones and geo-fencing, with real-time tracking, meaning a care consultant is able to accurately locate the wearer and direct responders to the precise location.

It is also waterproof and comes equipped with fall detection and sensors that can trigger an alert if a client has taken off their watch.

Mr Feakes said his team was in the final testing phases of the pre-production units at the moment, with an aim to have production units available for Christmas.

"As Tunstall is a global organisation, we are also looking at the potential for the watch to fit into other markets in our territories in Asia, Europe and the Americas,” he said.

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