Award-winning alarm transmitter for the elderly

Winner: Red Dot Award
Nomination: INDEX:AWARD

Tunstall is one of the world’s leading suppliers of communication solutions and personal security for the health and care sector. Solutions include alarm systems, call systems, assault alarms, and dementia security. Safeguarding should be as dignified as possible, based on user needs. Tunstall asked design concern for advice.



Design that doesn’t stigmatise


Several applications – several user groups

Better earnings and image


“The fact that the transmitter is nice looking makes it more acceptable to wear by older people and makes it easier to make special versions for people with dementia so they don’t throw it away. Managers in municipalities also like transmitters to be neat and well thought-out. The well-designed transmitter has certainly had a positive impact in the market.”

Anette Stjerne, Sales Manager, Denmark

About the project.

An alarm transmitter was developed that could be used regardless of physical or mental condition as well as gender. The personal alarm transmitter benefits the citizen who needs to be able to call for help.

The transmitter should ensure that citizens achieve a greater degree of freedom. The same goes for caregivers, who can optimise the use of resources more easily by always knowing where a citizen is. For relatives, it should be reassuring to know that their family member can easily call for help or be found if they are lost.

Tunstall achieved all this and more with the new design. In the end, caregivers were also able to use the transmitter as an assault alarm.

design concern was involved from start to launch of the finished product.

The alarm transmitter has subsequently been awarded the prestigious German design prize, the Red Dot Award, and a nomination for the INDEX:AWARD.


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