Telemonitoring and response service Carecall has launched a competition to raise awareness amongst children about the importance of assistive technology in supporting the independence and safety of older and vulnerable people.
Launched in partnership with Tunstall Healthcare, the global leading provider of software solutions, services and technology for the telecare and telehealth markets, the competition will see under 16s in the Stockport area submit their ideas for new technology that could help vulnerable people stay independent and at home for longer.
The ideas will be judged by technology enabled care experts before the chosen entries are put to a public vote with an award ceremony being held for the winner. The winner of the competition will receive a state-of-the-art Apple iPad donated by Tunstall.
Gavin Bashar, UK Managing Director of Tunstall Healthcare, (pictured) commented: “Improving people’s lives is at the heart of what we do, and we’re really looking forward to seeing the creative ideas for new technology that the children of Stockport come up with.
“Assistive technology plays a huge role in supporting older and vulnerable people to live safely and independently for as long as possible, and initiatives such as this competition will certainly assist in awareness of the benefits of this technology amongst our younger generations.”
Entries can be submitted in multiple formats, including drawing, painting, and writing, and any idea is welcome, for example, a flying saucer that helps deliver drinks so people aren’t dehydrated, or apps that track movement and feed information back to families.
To enter the competition, please visit www.carecall24.co.uk/FROGTECH