Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Tunstall takes Essence to Canadian seniors

Steve Rogerson
April 4, 2019



Israel-based Essence, an IoT-enabled independent living company for seniors, is working with Dutch company Tunstall Healthcare’s Canadian subsidiary to offer the Pers personal emergency response systems and home care to seniors.
 
The Essence-Tunstall agreement makes the entire suite of Essence's Care@Home senior care products available in the Canadian market.
 
With the goal of expanding its medical alert and telecare systems for seniors, Tunstall Canada selected Essence, with its range of LTE cellular-based Care@Home products, as the partner to deliver these systems.
 
"We wanted to work with a partner that shares and understands our mission," said Stan Albert, general manager of Tunstall Canada. “Essence not only knows and appreciates the needs of the aging-in-place market but has also successfully implemented connected living technologies all over the globe. Specifically, we wanted to expand our product offerings to include LTE Pers, GPS/GPRS location, fall detection and home care. Essence products will complement and enhance the existing Tunstall products that allow seniors to live independent lifestyles and their families to continue to have peace of mind.”
 
Essence's Care@Home Pers panel – with multiple communications channels – enables a wide range of services such as fall detection, voice alerting and activity monitoring. Additionally, with the Care@Home Active mobile panic button, seniors can be protected with the same fall detection and alerting capabilities both when they are at home and when they're away.
 
"We are delighted that Tunstall has selected Essence to be its main technology partner in the Canadian market," said Yaniv Amir, president of Essence in the USA. "Our technologies and business model seamlessly complement theirs, and we look forward to helping them meet the real needs of seniors and their loved ones."
 
Essence provides IoT connected-living and cyber-security for communications, security and healthcare service providers, serving households and small-medium businesses.
 
Tunstall Healthcare is a provider of telecare and remote patient monitoring. With more than 60 years' experience developing telehealthcare technology, Tunstall provides service in 17 countries and supports more than five million people worldwide every day.