Improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and carers using toolkits of technology

HfTThis Carers Week, Steve Barnard, Strategic Director of Innovation at Hft, describes how Hft (a national charity supporting adults with learning disabilities) has used personalised (also known as assistive) technology to support people with learning disabilities and carers to live more independent, safe and healthy lives.

From specialist telecare systems to simple safer bath-plugs, personalised technology can have a huge impact on people with learning disabilities, giving them more […]

Lightbulb Moment – Using Assistive Technology to support people with learning disabilities

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Mike Chambers, Consultant, talks about the role of Assistive Technology helping support people with Learning disabilities and their family and friends. 

I guess like many of us in the housing and care sector, my involvement with telecare and assistive technology happened by chance rather than design. After many years involved in front line service delivery with various client groups, in 2006 I became a Supporting People Commissioner at […]

Introducing the innovation centre virtual tour

Rebecca WilliamsIn this blog, Rebeacca Williams, Product Marketing Manager, talks about the Innovations Centre project and introduces our new virtual tour. 

As today is Telehealthcare Awareness Day, now is a prominent time to reflect on the advancements and good work in this sector.  Just over six months ago we launched the Innovations Centre – a showcase for emerging and future technologies situated in our head office. Today we have launched an […]

Why Mental Health services need to explore the use of technology in prevention and early intervention

Rural and remote mental healthDr Jennifer Bowers, CEO/MD, Rural & Remote Mental Health blogs for us following her recent visit to the UK.

Having worked in mental health for over 20 years, I know only too well the dangers of focusing all funding and efforts on high end services, to the detriment of prevention and early intervention programmes.

I recently visited the UK on a fact finding mission and during […]

Tunstall Americas connects health and alleviates the pressure on hospitals

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This is the final blog in a series by Ali Rogan, External Affairs Director, talking about her recent trip to the United States and the role of technology enabled care. 

I was lucky enough to spend some time with Venkat Sathiyamoorthy, Senior Vice President, Connected Health, Tunstall Americas during my trip to the US recently.

I was fascinated to learn that we work with 15 hospitals in […]

The Goods Life

Lynne WarnerTunstall’s Goods In department deals with everything from small packets to full pallets. Lynne Warner, Warehouse Operative, writes about the processes they use to ensure they get the right items to the right place at the right time.

 

 

 

Key stats about Tunstall’s Good In department:

  • Goods In receives an average of 100 deliveries each week
  • 30,000 items are delivered each year
  • Over £1m of goods are managed each month
  • Most items are processed from […]

So what about technology enabled care in America?

Ali in the US - 2This is the second blog in a series by Ali Rogan, External Affairs Director, talking about her recent trip to the United States and the role of technology enabled care. 

Read Ali’s first blog from America about care giving and the Boomer’s Summit. 

Continuing my theme of statistics from my previous blog, gleaned from  my trip to the Boomers Summit and Aging in America events in […]

Innovation Sensation

Graeme WilsonSince its launch in the Autumn of 2015, the Tunstall Innovations Centre has seen hundreds of people pass through its doors. Graeme Wilson, Software Architect and one of the curators of the Centre, reveals what we’ve learned since the Innovations Centre was established and why visitors have found their time there so valuable.

Keep it simple

The Innovation Centre was created to provide a showcase for emerging and future technologies, […]

Caregiving – I’m not a baby boomer or a millennial – where does that leave me?

Ali in the US - 1Ali Rogan, External Affairs Director, talks about a recent trip to Washington and New York, visiting Tunstall Americas and attending the Boomers Summit. 

I’ve been fortunate enough to spend some time in Washington and New York recently, finding out about the American aging and technology market. This is the first of three blogs focused on the US – I begin with the different generations of […]

Digital Technology – providing choice and independence in later life

Tracey Russell, Telecare Trainer at Tunstall Healthcare UK, blogs about her recent visit to the launch of City University London’s new Digital Technology Lab ‘CityTECS’.

On Wednesday 23 March, City University London opened the doors publicly to their new CityTECs Lab – a hub equipped with the latest health and care technology. The suite is fitted with a multitude of devices such as sensors for movement and bed or chair occupancy, medication dispensers and blood pressure monitors and […]