Bed Occupancy Sensor

The Tunstall bed occupancy sensor provides an early warning by alerting that the user has left their bed and not returned within a pre-set time period, indicating a possible fall. The sensor can also be programmed to switch on lights, helping people find their way to and from bed easily.

What is the Bed/Chair Occupancy Sensor?

What is the Bed/Chair Occupancy Sensor?

Tunstall’s Bed Occupancy Sensor detects if the bed is occupied or unoccupied during pre-set time times. The Bed Occupancy Sensor will detect if the resident has not gone to bed, has gotten up from bed and not returned within a certain time frame, or has not gotten up in the morning. If any of these situations are detected, the Bed Occupancy Sensor will trigger the personal medical alarm which will dial Tunstall’s 24 hour emergency response centre or alert an onsite carer.
The Bed Occupancy Sensor can be set to automatically raise an alarm call if a client:
  • has not gone to bed by a predetermined time
  • has not got out of bed by a predetermined time
  • gets out of bed during the night and does not return within a predetermined time period e.g. 20 minutes
  • The bed/chair occupancy solution can be tailored to suit specific daily activities of an individual client.
An additional product (X10 controller) is also available to automatically turn on a light, or series of lights in the client’s home should the client get out of bed. The X10 controller works in conjuntion with the bed occupancy sensor and can be programmed to automatically switch on a light such as a bedside lamp, hallway or bathroom light in order to minimise the risk of falling. 

How does it work?

The bed/chair occupancy sensor consists of a pressure pad, which is placed underneath the client’s mattress or on their chair. A wider bed pad is also available that can be placed on top of the client’s mattress (under sheet) in order to increase sensitivity and overcome issues that can arise when clients are very small, light or move significantly during their sleep.
When linked to a Tunstall medical alarm, the bed sensor solution assists to manage the risks
associated with independent living by raising an alarm should a predetermined time period pass
without pressure being (re)applied to the bed/chair pad. 

Who is it for?

It is ideal for the following people:
  • individuals who have recently been discharged from hospital and require additional assistance and support at home
  • elderly, frail or disabled people
  • those with limited mobility such as arthritis
  • those with dementia with a tendancy to wander
  • people of any age receiving medication.

Recommended Positioning

The Bed Occupancy Sensor should be positioned between the mattress and base across the bed. The sensor should be placed on the side of the bed where the occupant sleeps.


 View the Bed Occupancy Sensor Solution Sheet


Whole Systems Demonstrator Read more about the largest randomised control trial in the world

Tunstall Australasia Pty Ltd
Locked bag 1
985 Kingsford Smith Dr
Eagle Farm 4009

More Numbers

Global Locations Map  

To make an enquiry or speak with one of our customer service representatives please call 1800 603 377

If you can’t find the information you require, please contact us and we’ll get back to you
as soon as we can.