Braze Mobility Signs Partnership with Sunrise Medical Canada
- By Laurie Watanabe
- Feb 17, 2022
Braze Mobility’s blind-spot sensor technology will now be available on QUICKIE power wheelchairs in Canada.
In a Feb. 9 news announcement, Braze Mobility said the new partnership will make its technology available to QUICKIE power wheelchair users across the country.
Pooja Viswanathan, Ph.D., Braze Mobility’s CEO, said in the announcement, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Sunrise Medical Canada. We have really enjoyed working with the Sunrise team to provide Braze Blind Spot Sensors to QUICKIE users across Canada, helping them navigate boldly, independently, and safely.”
Braze Mobility’s blind-spot sensors can transform a manual or power chair into a “smart” wheelchair by detecting obstacles and providing feedback to power chair users via light, sound, and vibration cues. “This technology can help prevent accidents resulting in property damage, wheelchair damage, and injuries that can lead to hospitalization,” the announcement said. “In addition, Braze Blind Spot Sensors can potentially widen access to power wheelchair use to those who might currently be unduly excluded. The company’s solution is based on over a decade of user-centered research with wheelchair users, which has been published in several peer-reviewed articles.”
Mike Longo, Sunrise Medical Canada’s Senior Director of Commercial Operations, said, “Sunrise Medical Canada is very proud to be partnering with Braze Mobility. This partnership will give us first-to-market OEM access to their innovative, blind-spot sensor technology on our industry-leading line of QUICKIE power wheelchairs. Client safety and independence are core values at the heart of our mission of ‘Improving People’s Lives.’ We are excited to be working closely with the team at Braze on delivering this goal for our customers in Canada.”
Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.