Numotion Comes on Board as Braze Mobility Distributer
Braze manufacturers special blind spot sensors that can turn any wheelchair into a ‘smart’ device that avoids collisions, which can cause injuries and property damage.
National complex rehab technology and mobility products provider Numotion has signed an agreement with Braze Mobility Inc. to distribute Braze’s blind spot sensors for wheelchairs.
Collisions are a serious risk for mobility device users and can result in property damage, wheelchair damage, and injuries that can lead to hospitalization. Accidents might also lead to facilities excluding the use of powered mobility devices altogether, according to Numotion.
To mitigate the risk of accidents, Braze Mobility created blind spot sensors that can be added to any wheelchair to transform it into a “smart” wheelchair. The technology automatically detects obstacles and provides feedback to the user through intuitive lights, sounds, and vibrations. Braze’s solution is based on more than a decade of research with wheelchair users, which has been published in several peer-reviewed articles.
“We are thrilled to offer this innovative technology to our ATPs and customers,” said John Pryles, executive vice president of sales for Numotion. “Braze Blind Spot Sensors were designed to increase the overall spatial awareness of the person using the system and can be used to help people perform activities of daily living with their wheelchair — all while improving mobility, access and independence for users.”
“This partnership will help manual and powered wheelchair users across the country gain access to and benefit from the Braze Blind Spot Sensors,” said Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, CEO and co-founder of Braze Mobility. “We strongly believe in empowering users by increasing their spatial awareness while leaving them fully in control, and are excited to be partnering with a company that shares our vision.”