Start-up tech firm gets input from Orange for dementia tracker
Publication date: 31 May 2017
A Staffordshire start-up tech firm that's launched a crowd-funding appeal to finance a trio of tracker devices including one for people with dementia has secured the technical backing of telecom giant Orange.
The devices are being developed using the latest inter-networking technology – known as the internet of things (ioT) – by experts at Stonelin Communications, based at Hednesford in Staffordshire.
They are looking for £1m from investors keen to make the most of the opportunities in the latest wave of technology forecast to be worth up to $7 trillion by 2020.
Stonelin Communications, led by business partners Steven Stone in the UK and Dabin Lin in Hong Kong, are the brains behind Pettorway, an ioT tracker for pets which has been sold across the world, including China, Malaysia, Brazil, India, America and the UK.
Realising the potential of tracking devices which use ioT, they have now forged ahead with developing three new products including the D-Trak for families dealing with the difficulties of looking after a relative with dementia.