Special Feature

Innovation is nothing new to us.

Tunstall has been creating innovative products
and services to help older people and those
with long-term needs live life to the full for
over 50 years.

Our ongoing investment in R&D coupled with our comprehensive customer insight programme sustains this heritage of innovation, and means we remain at the forefront of providing new solutions which maximise the possibilities presented by the next generation of telehealthcare solutions.

Listening, Learning, Leading.

The dallas programme has been developed by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, and joint funded by the National Institute for Health Research and the Scottish Government. It aims to demonstrate how innovative technologies and services can be used to promote well-being and provide top quality health and care, enabling people to live independently and to expect a better future.  

The total investment in dallas is £37.3 million and by summer 2015, the programme aims to involve nearly 170,000 people across the UK. Four consortia have successfully bid to run the programme, working with existing statutory health care provision.

Tunstall Healthcare is a partner in two of the consortia, and will be involved in two initiatives:

i-Focus a nationwide programme offering people a range of products and services to help them feel more comfortable in their homes.  The Warm Neighbourhoods scheme uses on-line and mobile technologies to enhance and organise informal care networks that help families, friends and neighbours to support others in the community in a practical way. i-Focus also aims to co-ordinate an interoperability strategy across the dallas programme.

The Feelgood Factory encourages people living in Liverpool to plan for their future in order to better manage their health and social care needs, supported by Life Enhancing Technologies(LETs). It aims to use discreet assistive technologies to help people with chronic health needs stay independent and avoid hospital admission.

As the UK’s population ages, it brings significant opportunities for British businesses to invest and be part of a growing global market that is responding to demand for innovative technologies and services that meet the wants of older adults.  The dallas programme will encourage and help businesses take advantage of this opportunity.

Steve Sadler, Chief Technology Officer for Tunstall said:

To be part of such an important initiative designed to unlock innovation and wellness through technology is both an honour and a challenge. We are looking forward to working with all partners to deliver people focused solutions which will not only benefit the local communities but also provide learning for the rest of the world. 

For further information about the programmes please visit:



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