Blind Spot Sensors For Wheelchairs
We’ve created the world’s first patented blind spot sensors that can be added to any wheelchair, transforming it into a "smart" wheelchair. Our system provides multi-modal alerts to the user regarding location and proximity of obstacles through intuitive lights, sounds, vibrations.
We are honored to serve veterans, are SAM-approved and can sell directly to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. We have been featured in their AT National Newsletter. In Canada, we are listed with Medavie Blue Cross.
Our blind spot sensors are based on over a decade of research by a trans-disciplinary team consisting of leading clinical researchers in wheelchair training and assessment, as well as engineers developing state-of-the-art "smart" wheelchairs. We use clinical evidence, user centered design methods, and co-design with users to ensure that our products help users, their families, and therapists achieve their goals for independent mobility.
Braze Mobility transforms any wheelchair into a
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Blind Spot Sensors: How do they work?
It's not cameras. Our technology is blind spot sensors, obstacle detection systems, proximity sensors, proximity alarms and alerts.
Note: Our system does NOT detect drop-offs, soft material, or objects out of view of the sensors. Legally blind customers often use our sensors in conjunction with a white cane to navigate outdoors.
Our system supports your right to drive your wheelchair by enhancing your spatial awareness, while leaving you fully in control.
Blind Spot Sensors: Who Can Benefit?
Anyone who uses a wheelchair, and especially those who....
Our systems are often used by those with the following diagnoses:
- Spinal cord injury (SCI)
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Muscular dystrophy (MD)
- Cerebral palsy (CP)
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Vision loss or blindness
Blind Spot Sensors: Where Are They Used?
Our Blind Spot Sensors can be used to navigate....
Braze sensors can be set up anywhere around the wheelchair. Just tell us where you need the coverage when you request a quote. Our solutions are often used as backup sensors, proximity sensors, proximity alarms, orientation and mobility aids, and blind rehabilitation aids.
Watch Wade Watts as he uses visual and vibration feedback from his Braze Blind Spot Sensors to align in his doorway and corridor, allowing him to back through smoothly and safely.
Wade Watts demonstrates how he uses the Braze Blind Spot Sensors to navigate through tight spaces like his kitchen.
Steven Viera uses the Braze Blind Spot Sensors to get on and off public transit.
What Are Our Customers Saying?
"To have a device back there that is literally watching my back is an amazing feeling!"
Wade Watts, Founder
Wheelchair Friendly Solutions Inc.
"Without a doubt, having [Braze sensors] in both the front and rear has been the cat's meow for me. It is everything I had hoped for and expected. I won't hesitate to recommend it." "It really makes me more mobile, safe and secure."
Phil Ratzlaff, U.S. Marine Veteran
Supporting US and Canadian Veterans
We are a SAM Approved Vendor and Listed with Medavie Blue Cross
Blind Spot Sensor Case Study:
Phil, U.S. Marine Veteran
Phil, a 68 year old veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps uses a power wheelchair and is legally blind. He stated: "Just the other day I ran into a child's stroller. The kid was alright, but it scared me."
Phil needed a system that would help him:
- Identify obstacles in his environment and provide him with auditory or vibration alerts.
- Allow him to safely operate his power wheelchair at home and in the community.
Phil decided to work with the Braze Mobility System. He had this to say after using the system for 2 months,
"Without a doubt, having [Braze sensors] in both the front and rear has been the cat's meow for me. It is everything I had hoped for and expected. I won't hesitate to recommend it."
How The Order Process Works
*Institutions, please contact us for custom requests
or apply online for a trial.
Because No One Has Eyes in The Back of Their Head
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