The company Ossenberg GmbH, cibX GmbH and Deutsche Telekom AG have taken up this challenge and produced an innovation in the field of walking aids.
The networked walking stick SMARTSTICK.
The light and height-adjustable everyday aid in carbon-look is not only a visual eye-catcher, but scores above all with its integrated electronics. Thanks to the built-in GSM modem, the GPS antenna and a SIM card from Deutsche Telekom, it is possible to locate the walking stick and its owner anywhere in Germany and Europe.
Whether restricted in mobility, with (initial) dementia or disorientation - the SMARTSTICK serves as a loyal companion in everyday life and as a lifeline in an emergency.

Very light and stable "SMARTSTICK" walking stick with elegant soft-derby grip and decorative ring in chrome.
Mounted on a slim stick made of stable carbon fiber in carbon look.

Height adjustable from 80cm - 102,5 cm (10 times by push button)
Rubber capsule with steel insert (inner Ø 16mm)
Max. load capacity up to 120 kg body weight
Weight 500 g / piece


The idea

Development of a walking stick with localization function for older, disoriented or (slightly) demented people!
Cooperation with the company Ossenberg GmbH, specialized in walking aids, and the telecommunications provider Telekom Deutschland AG.

The implementation

Base: light, stable and height-adjustable walking stick with carbon look
Technology: Battery-powered electronics with GSM modem, GPS antenna and SIM card - invisibly integrated into the walking stick
Visualization: Web portal with user-friendly and clear user interface

The functions

LOCALIZATION Exact localization of the last location via GPS
ALARMING Trigger an alarm by pressing the button for a longer time (approx. 5 sec). Direct notification of the contact person(s) via e-mail
GEOFENCE Virtual fence with variable perimeter. An alarm is triggered when it is exceeded

Our services for you

Constant information about the next location
Direct alerting in case of emergency
Europe-wide complete cost control in the best network (2-year term at a fixed price)
All costs included in the total price (walking aid, electronics, mobile phone, portal and service)
Portal usable on all mobile devices (e.g. Android, iOS)
Device configuration directly in the portal possible (e.g. change device name, delete messages, store contact persons)
Management of several devices via one interface
Unlimited number of contact persons
Competent contact persons for questions and registration

As a partner of Deutsche Telekom, we use the specially developed portal of the largest German telecommunications provider. For you this means: secure storage of your data on a German server under German data protection law. And also a portal with a user-friendly and clear user interface that can be operated by anyone. You have doubts? Then try it out right now


A primary advantage of our products is the integrated GPS and the associated localization function. With an accuracy of up to 10 meters, the stick or mobile unit records its position and transmits it to the connected portal. A quick look at the map is enough to see the current location of the walking aid. Let us find you for your own safety - Europe-wide without additional costs!


ll our walking aids or mobile versions are equipped with a push button / button. This shows the functions, but also serves as a help call button. If you press the button for at least 3 seconds, an alarm message is automatically transmitted to the portal and the contact persons stored in the portal are informed within seconds. This function is possible worldwide* and is supported by a red LED and a beep.

* for use outside Europe additional fees may apply!


The use of Geo-Fence increases the safe mobility in old age immensely. Because with Geo-Fence it is possible to draw a virtual fence with variable radius around the device. Especially for people with a tendency to walk, this function serves as additional security, because an alarm is automatically triggered and sent to the portal if the area is exceeded. Registered contact persons are informed immediately and can act directly.

Frequently asked questions

The concept of the walking stick SMARTSTICK consists of two aspects. On the one hand we have the walking stick itself and on the other hand the portal where settings are made via the Internet. An app for the SMARTSTICK is in preparation. The senior usually uses the SMARTSTICK and his contacts (family or other contact persons) use the portal or smartphone. So the senior himself does not need a smartphone/computer/fixed phone line to use the SMARTSTICK walking stick.
In the walking stick there is a chip which is connected via GPS.
You charge the walking stick with a USB cable that you connect to a computer or to the charger for the power outlet.


Conditionally. The SMARTSTICK is splash-proof and can therefore be used in the rain without any problems.

The SMARTSTICK has an option built into the hardware that sends a warning if the carrier "gets lost". For this purpose you can specify via the portal how many meters the walking stick may move away from the house. As soon as it gets outside this radius, the smartstick will sound an alarm and send an e-mail to a contact person indicating the position.

One third of all falls occur in the bathroom, mostly at night on the way to the toilet. Because of its simple function, SMARTSTICK is also suitable for people who have forgotten their glasses in this situation, for example. The emergency call button on the walking stick is easy to feel and release. However, the SMARTSTICK is not so well suited for blind people, as there is currently no function for voice commands. You cannot see the battery status, but of course you can trigger the emergency call.

The volume of the SMARTSTICK in case of an alarm is not adjustable. This means that the standard volume may not be audible for everyone. Therefore the bracelet is probably not very suitable for hearing impaired people, especially in noisy rooms or outside. However, the visual perception may be sufficient for this purpose.

See the answer to the question "Is the walking stick SMARTSTICK suitable for people with dementia?

At the moment the volume of the SMARTSTICK is preset.

The walking stick is offered with a recommended retail price of 395 Euro, which already includes the Roming fees Europe-wide for 2 years. There are no additional monthly costs!

  • The use of the walking stick SMARTSTICK throughout Europe.
  • A friendly service that will help you with all your questions.

No. The senior does not pay extra in case of emergency.

In order to use all functions without restrictions, a sufficient mobile phone reception is necessary. With the network of Deutsche Telekom AG you have the best coverage in Germany and Europe without additional costs (e.g. roaming fees).

Your SMARTSTICK has an IMEI number (see also the back of this manual). To activate the integrated SIM card, please call our hotline: 02571-95777-20 You will receive your user name and password upon activation.

To switch on, press and hold the button for one second. The button on the SMARTSTICK lights up blue and connects automatically to the portal. To switch the stick off, press the button briefly twice. The red LED lights up twice and the blue light goes out as soon as the software of the walking stick has shut down (approx. 1-5 seconds).

As long as the blue light is on, the SMARTSTICK is active and continuously updates the current position via GPS. To determine the exact position the walking stick should be under the open sky. Inside buildings GPS reception is usually limited, so the SMARTSTICK may not be able to locate your position accurately or at all.

Press the button of the SMARTSTICK for at least 5 seconds which will result in a help call. The LED flashes red quickly for 10 seconds (100ms interval), a beep is heard and the help call is transmitted to the portal at the same time, the family or other contact person receives a message on your smartphone about the help call.

The SMARTSTICK transmits the help call with the location of the walking stick to the portal. All family members or other contact persons who have logged on to the portal receive a message with the exact location of the walking stick that the emergency call button has been pressed.

No at the moment not yet. The person who has triggered the emergency call can inform the contact person, if possible, e.g. by phone, that it is an accidentally triggered emergency call.

Usually yes. For a proper function of the SMARTSTICK a sufficient mobile phone reception is necessary. With the network of Deutsche Telekom AG you have the best coverage in Germany and Europe without additional costs (e.g. roaming fees). So it works everywhere where there is a mobile phone network.

No at the moment not yet. You will be notified by e-mail. In the mail there is a direct link to the portal.
If you click on it, you will receive a map with the current location of the stick.

If the battery level drops to about 20%, a low battery warning is sent to the portal. At the same time the red LED of the SMARTSTICK starts to glow red permanently. If the battery status falls further until the battery is empty, a warning message is transmitted to the portal, then the walking stick switches off automatically.

Under normal use, the battery will last for one week. With intensive use (e.g. frequent location checks) this may be less.

We make every effort to send your SMARTSTICK on business days within 48 hours of receiving all necessary information.