Technology can make a difference to people with all kinds of learning disabilities, whether their difficulties are relatively mild or more profound and if they are living in formal care settings or more independently in the community.
From managing risks such as fires or falling, to aiding communication and helping to deliver greater privacy or dignity, technology can enable people to have more control over the way they live their lives.
As more is understood about learning disabilities it is clear that enabling technology has the potential to make a significant and positive difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities, and the ability of our health, housing and social care systems to manage their needs effectively.
Learning Disabilities Sector Deal
Tunstall supported national learning disabilities charity Hft with the creation of an in-depth report setting out the case for a deal for the learning disability sector, focusing on realising the potential of technology to boost investment and transform the way care is delivered.
The report was launched on 15 July 2019 at the House of Lords.View Report
Lifeline Smart Hub and DMP
The Smart Hub is Tunstall Healthcare UK’s first IP home unit, opening a new world of possibilities for the provision of care in the home.
Lifeline Vi / Vi+
The Lifeline Vi / Vi+ are Tunstall’s sixth generation home unit, and is the most technically advanced, flexible and simple to use telecare platform we’ve ever made.
The CareAssist is a portable telecare alarm that can receive telecare alerts and display not only the type of sensor activated but also either the location of the sensor or the name of the person the sensor has been assigned to.
Vibby Fall Detector
The Vibby is a sleek, contemporary and technologically advanced fall detector which can be worn on the wrist or around the neck.
Bogus Caller / Panic Button
Fixed near the door, this button will provide reassurance in the event of an unexpected caller. It can also be used to summon assistance or verbal prompts can be given via the Lifeline unit. Such incidents will also be automatically recorded and may be used in evidence.
Tunstall Smoke Alarms provide increased reassurance by raising an alarm call at the monitoring centre while also activating a local audible alarm.
Natural Gas Detector
The Tunstall Natural Gas Detector (fixed installation) is a sensor complying with EN50194 (Type A) which detects gas leaks, it is also capable of raising an alarm to a 24 hour monitoring centre.
The wireless heat detector provides additional protection against the risk of fires in rooms where smoke detectors are unsuitable e.g. kitchen.
The detector provides an early warning of flood situations, such as taps being left on.
Bed / Chair Occupancy Sensor
The bed/chair occupancy sensor provides an early warning by alerting that the user has left their bed or chair and not returned within a pre-set time period, indicating a possible fall. The sensor can also be programmed to switch on lights, helping people find their way to and from bed easily.
Placed between the mattress and sheet, this sensor provides immediate warning on detection of moisture, allowing effective action to be taken.
Medication Dispensers can be used to automatically provide access to medication over a 28 day period, providing audible and visual alerts to the user each time medication should be taken.