The wand switch is a trigger to allow people with disabilities to activate a Tunstall personal emergency alarm unit. The wand switch mounting bracket may be attached to a wheelchair, table top or a bed frame.
The wand switch trigger is positioned so that a client is able to move a part of their body to trigger the spring ended switch. This is connected to a Tunstall ROM (radio output module) or to a Bellman telephone transmitter.
When the trigger is activated by the client it will raise an alarm call to the Tunstall 24 hour response centre or an immediate carer via their Tunstall medical alarm.
The wand switch can also be used to answer incoming telephone calls, allowing a hands free telephone call via the alarm unit.