Spacetalk has struck a deal with the aged care provider to sell its LIFE seniors smartwatch, when AI fall detection technology is finalised.
Spacetalk calls the arrangement with Adelaide-based ACH Group a B2B2C model (business-to-business-to-consumer), which opens a new distribution channel for the wearable devices company.
Priced at $399, with a monthly $7.99 Spacetalk App fee, the Life devices are expected to qualify for government funding support through the Home Care Packages and Commonwealth Home Support programs and the National Disability Insurance Scheme for eligible customers.
“ACH Group recognised that LIFE could fill a gap in the market,” ACH Group CEO Frank Weits said.
“Together with its newly incorporated suggested improvements, we believe this high quality, stylish smartphone watch will offer peace of mind to older people.”
“Spacetalk LIFE is a fantastic example of two industry leaders collaborating to bring new, leading-edge and world-class aged care technology to market.”
Fall Detection for LIFE devices is in the final stages of completion, said ACH Group.
The Artificial Intelligence Enhanced Fall Detection will be enabled automatically on all LIFE devices via a free over-the-air upgrade on May 31, 2021.
Once this fall detection technology is available, LIFE will be available for purchase through ACH Group from 1 June 2021 when eligible customers may access LIFE using funds through CHSP, HCP or the NDIS.
ACH Group employs more than 1,800 staff and supports more than 20,000 customers in South Australia and Victoria at home, in residential care and in independent living units.