Healthcare IoT firm HomeStay to resell Essence 'smart living' products in Australia

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Healthcare IoT firm HomeStay to resell Essence 'smart living' products in Australia

Healthcare IoT provider HomeStay has become the exclusive reseller of Essence, a manufacturer of ‘smart living’ solutions.

Sydney-based HomeStay specialises in IoT solutions for elderly people looking to live independently in their own home longer through its Intelligent Home platform. It provides human monitoring technology and data analysis.

The deal with Essence covers healthcare-related hardware, software solutions and peripherals. The agreement also extends to New Zealand and Singapore.

“We are pleased to be appointed the exclusive licensee for Essence APAC. This is a strategic opportunity for HomeStay, opening new markets and working with an experienced successful team,” HomeStay chief executive Philippa Lewis said in a statement.

“We look forward to working closely with Essence APAC to rapidly integrate their customers and to expand the HomeStay business.”

Essence’s product range includes personal emergency systems and motion, magnetic and thermal sensors to help analyse daily living activities. The products work with HomeStay’s platform to provide daily reporting and connectivity to family and carers.

“We are excited to be working with such an innovative company like HomeStay,” Essence APAC managing director Graham Russell said.

“We look forward to expanding our sales and marketing reach to allow more elderly and disabled people to live independently in their own home for longer.”

Last year, HomeStay was acquired by Antilles Oil & Gas as part of a pivot away from oil and gas exploration. The company has since taken on the HomeStay name and moved on from its operations in the Carribean, Southern and Central America.

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