Geonovo's multi-award winning GPS tracker and panic button mobile telecare phone is being used to support numerous social welfare, health care and telecare / telehealth programmes. The Romad RSP-100 is the UK's most advanced mobile telecare alarm which is actually a simplified, fully functioning mobile phone. This personal alarm is suitable for early stage dementia care and for people with other disabilities and assisted living requirements, enabling them to remain active while still protected both inside and outside the home. Geonovo's remarkable personal safety device enables telecare services anywhere, any time.
This innovative mobile telecare panic button and personal tracking device has caught the attention of healthcare and social care providers worldwide. The Spanish Red Cross (Cruz Roja) and Vodafone Foundations, for example, are using the Romad personal alarm to protect victims of domestic violence, and to support vulnerable older people such as dementia and Alzheimer's sufferers. The device is a fully functioning and easy to use mobile phone with a simple panic button alarm switch and is also a GPS tracker that works in tandem with our bespoke online GPS tracking software system to enable carers and family to monitor the device users in real time from any PC or smart phone.
In the UK and Spain, Geonovo have teamed up with Tunstall Healthcare, the world's leading provider of telehealth and telecare services. Technical and development teams from both companies have worked closely together to achieve full integration of Geonovo's panic alarm and GPS tracking device into Tunstall's PNC6 monitoring, management and tracking software system.
This means that Tunstall now have the option of extending the personal safety alarms and monitoring services they provide for independent living at home - into the wider community. This ensures that their monitored users have the ability to summon assistance from Geonovo's multi award-winning mobile telecare phone.
Geonovo take telecare alarm device tracking one step further with our web based and smart phone based GPS tracking software. Click here to learn more about GeoTrack.
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The RSP-100 mobile telecare device is used in progressive stages of dementia...
As a person progresses through the various stages of dementia the Romad RSP-100 personal mobile safety phone evolves from being a support tool for people in the early stages of dementia to become an important aid to help carers to track and look after patients and loved ones.
When the Romad RSP 100 personal telecare alarm button (SOS) is pressed, the location co-ordinates of the RSP-100 personal safety mobile GPS phone are immediately transmitted to the local monitoring centre which is using Tunstall’s PNC6 software. Simultaneously, two-way voice communication is established between the person who has asked for assistance and an operator at the monitoring centre. Depending on the nature of the call and other factors such as, the mobility of the person concerned, the operator will take the appropriate action set out in the Care Protocol. This may involve calling the emergency services in extreme circumstances or calling a carer or relative as may be required.
Far from just being just an assisted living telecare panic button the RSP-100 offers the capabilities of a simple to use mobile phone. Calls can be received at any time just like any mobile phone and there is an option to call relatives or carers for assistance by using any of the four pre-programmed speed dial keys or by using up to 20 pre-stored telephone numbers in the handset’s phone book.
In the government White Paper on ‘Building the National Care Service’ published in May 2010, the former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, said, “By creating the right support and incentives to keep people in their own homes, we can begin to support people to live the lives they want to”.
Supported by radical reform and the application of appropriate assisted living technologies, key objectives continue to be to allow people to be cared for in their own home which will save enormous sums of money compared with the alternative option of expensive residential care. Equally important are the improved quality of life and social inclusion which enable people to remain in their communities. More recent campaigns, such as the government's 3 Million Lives Programme aim to promote telecare even further by vowing to improve the lives of 3 million people with home telecare solutions across the UK.
Static telecare solutions with their telecare wireless panic alarms do, of course, provide invaluable support for people whilst they are at home but clearly cannot support people outside the home without the addition of an integrated mobile social alarm such as Geonovo's RSP-100 mobile personal alarm. We believe that technology to extend care and provide assistance outside the home will become increasingly important to ensure older and vulnerable people continue to enjoy the benefits and stimulation of external social interaction whilst being protected and easily located in the event they do need help.
Geonovo is a member of the Telecare Services Association (TSA) and works closely with other members to raise awareness of the benefits of mobile telecare personal alarm systems and mobile telecare solutions. Having won the TSA's 'Best Innovation Award' in 2011 for our RSP-100 mobile personal safety device, Geonovo is fortunate to be viewed as the industry leader, promoting solutions which have the potential to save lives and support successful independent living.