A Teddington woman and tech business founder has won an award for her ingenious tracker watch.

Colleen Wong, CEO of Techsixtyfour, was praised for My Gator Watch: a wearable mobile phone and tracker designed for children, but with potential for vulnerable adults too.

My Gator Watch won in the Staying Independent with Tech Challenge at the AXA Health Tech & You Awards 2018, on Wednesday (May 9).

Her eureka moment came on a day out in Fetcham.

Colleen said: "I was in Bocketts Farm a few years ago and I saw this mum running, looking around for her kids."

Deciding to solve the problem, Colleen realised smartphones were not the answer.

She said: "Young kids - primary school age - shouldn't be on smartphones, they shouldn't be on social media, they should be out playing - like kids."

Usable almost anywhere in the world, the device can track wearers with both GPS (outdoors) and WiFi (indoors) connect to multiple networks and weighs only 40g.

It also looks like a modern but simple watch which can make and receive calls to and from up to 13 trusted numbers.

Colleen had no experience in tech, coming from an investment banking background, but didn't let that deter her.

"It's just been a day-by-day thing," she said.

"I saw a problem and then I thought 'How can I bring this to market?' It's been a hell of a journey.

"You have to be resourceful, you have to ask a lot of questions."

To find out more about the awards, visit axahealthtechandyou.com