TouchCare gives you the peace of mind that help is on hand should you ever need it while allowing you to live independently in the place of your choice. The stylish watch shows you the time, current weather, air quality, your step count and the watch battery level. At the same time, it provides a discreet emergency button that connects directly to your caregiver or loved one. It can also send alerts if expected actions don’t happen.
In addition, the TouchCare tags provide a unique picture of your daily habits, which over time, allows TouchCare to notice small changes in behavior that may indicate the onset of health issues, thereby allowing you and/or you caregiver to take preventative action.
Key features include:
- On-watch emergency button
- Alerts to caregivers if expected actions don’t happen – if there is no activity after your normal wake-up time for instance
- Configurable alert parameters ensure that alerts and reports are appropriate to your own lifestyle
- Step count, step speed, and stride length logging
- GPS location and journey history
- Ability to set more than one caregiver
On the watch you can see the time, weather, air quality, step count and battery level. The TouchCare app shows you more details about your physical activity (including step speed and stride length), and the log of your Activities of Daily Living (ADL) obtained through touching the tags around your home as you go about your day. You can also see GPS data of your day’s journey.
If you’ve registered a caregiver, that person will see your ADL log, your step count and your GPS journey history. BY DEFAULT, ALL ALERTS (things like medicine not taken, no activity after normal wake-up time etc.) ARE SET TO ‘OFF’ IN THE USER APP. PLEASE ENSURE YOU SET THE ALERTS TO ‘ON’ THAT YOU WISH YOUR CAREGIVER TO RECEIVE. This can be done in thesettings section of the app. IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE FOR THE CAREGIVER TO SEE A LIVE MOTION GRAPH TO CHECK YOU ARE ACTIVE. HOWEVER, THIS IS SET TO ‘OFF’ BY DEFAULT. It is advised to only use this functionality if both you and your caregiver have sufficient low-cost data in your monthly/annual cellular plan.
In medical terms, Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are a set of ‘tests’ that allow caregivers to assess how dependent someone is on assistance for basic daily activities such as eating, toileting, bathing and getting dressed. While TouchCare doesn’t ‘test’ these activities, by learning and monitoring the pattern of your daily habits as you go about your normal day TouchCare can help predict the onset of health issues and provide you with information that can help you develop healthier lifestyle habits.
Research shows that changes in behavior in simple activities such as time of eating, time spent watching TV, physical activity etc. can help predict a range of health issues from depression to urinary tract infections. By understanding how your behavior changes over time you and/or your caregiver can take early remedial action to help you live a healthy, independent life.
The TouchCare tags are placed around your home in key areas that you often touch, such as your fridge, medicine box, and TV remote. Whenever you open the fridge for instance, TouchCare registers it and keeps a log of the time and date. Over time, TouchCare builds a pattern of your lifestyle, and notices if things start to change.
Medical research shows that changes in your daily step quantity, step speed and stride length can be early-stage predictors of some health issues such as depression. By catching these signs early, TouchCare can facilitate you and/or your caregiver taking preventative action.
TouchCare is a stylish and useful watch, not a dignity-compromising big panic button. It has a discreet panic alarm to notify your caregivers should the need arise, and also provides a log of your daily activities that, over time, can help predict potential health issues and assist you in adopting healthy living habits. In addition, TouchCare can automatically send alerts to your caregiver if it notices that things don’t look right, such as missing taking your medicine for instance, giving you the peace of mind that backup is there for you.