Clients in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) system will be able to request that LUCI sensor systems be installed on QUICKIE power wheelchairs as the chairs are being built by Sunrise Medical.
In a Nov. 1 news announcement, Sunrise Medical and LUCI said this factory installation option is the “first agreement of its kind for LUCI, which launched in 2020 and announced its compatibility with the QUICKIE line of chairs in July 2021, after more than a year of collaboration between the two companies.”
Eligible QUICKIE power chairs are the Q300 M Mini, Q500 M, and Q700 M. VA clinicians will now be able to request both the power chair and the LUCI system on the same order form.
Barry Dean, LUCI’s co-founder and CEO, said in the announcement, “We’re excited and grateful that Sunrise Medical is so attuned to the needs of their drivers, and particularly to the needs of America’s veterans, to form this innovative partnership and help QUICKIE drivers access LUCI’s life-changing technology. We’ve been fortunate to call them our partners for more than a year, and as our teams have continued to collaborate, we’ve continued to find great ways to fulfill our joint mission of improving people’s lives. This is an important step forward in what continues to be a strong and successful partnership.”
Sunrise Medical said LUCI products will be installed at its new Nashville production facility, which opened in late 2021, starting Nov. 1.
Larry Jackson, President of Sunrise Medical North America, said in the announcement, “With features like drop-off prevention, collision avoidance, and care team alerts, LUCI has made power wheelchairs a safer option for thousands of people, and it was important for us to put America’s veterans first by giving them convenient and timely access to this technology straight from our factory.
“This announcement reflects our commitment to ensuring QUICKIE power chair drivers have access to the technology they need, delivered as soon as possible. We’re excited to make LUCI an easy and convenient option for veterans to choose.”