U.S. Rehab Signs Braze Mobility Distribution Agreement

A new partnership will make Braze Mobility’s wheelchair sensor systems available to members of U.S. Rehab.

In a June 2 announcement, U.S. Rehab President Greg Packer said, “U.S. Rehab is extremely excited about this new partnership. This is a growing market, and it is a great opportunity for our U.S. Rehab members. We strive to continually bring partnerships to our members that are beneficial for them and their customers.”

Braze Mobility’s blind-spot sensors can be added to manual or power wheelchairs to detect obstacles and give feedback to riders via lights, sounds, and vibrations. Braze said its 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.”

The system’s smart properties “can help prevent accidents resulting in property damage, wheelchair damage, and injuries that can lead to hospitalization,” the manufacturer added.

Braze Mobility co-founder and CEO Pooja Viswanathan, Ph.D., said of the new partnership, “We are really excited to partner with U.S. Rehab and be able to work with all their members across the country, many of whom we have already had the pleasure of working with. We strongly believe in empowering users by increasing their spatial awareness while leaving them fully in control. Our approach is resonating with clients who value their independence. This partnership will allow many more manual and powered wheelchair users to access the Braze Blind Spot Sensors so they can navigate their environments boldly, independently, and safely.”

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Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at lwatanabe@1105media.com.

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