February 9, 2022
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Officials at Braze Mobility Inc. and Sunrise Medical Canada announced their partnership today. This new collaboration will make Braze Mobility’s blind spot sensor technology available on the QUICKIE line of power wheelchairs.
Braze Mobility Inc. has created the world’s first blind spot sensors that can be added to any manual or power wheelchair and transform it into a ‘smart’ wheelchair. The technology automatically detects obstacles and provides feedback to the user through intuitive lights, sounds, and vibrations. This technology can help prevent accidents resulting in property damage, wheelchair damage, and injuries that can lead to hospitalization. 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.
“Sunrise Medical Canada are very proud to be partnering with Braze Mobility,” said Mike Longo, Senior Director, Commercial Operations. “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.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Sunrise Medical Canada,” said Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, CEO and founder of Braze Mobility Inc. “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.”
Anyone interested in seeing demonstrations of the technology in Canada should contact their local Sunrise Medical Representative.
About Sunrise Medical: Committed to improving people’s lives, Sunrise Medical (https://www.sunrisemedical.ca) is a world leader in the innovation, manufacture, and distribution of advanced assistive mobility devices and solutions. Distributed in more than 130 countries under its own 17 proprietary brands, the key products include manual and power wheelchairs, e-mobility products, motorized scooters, seating & positioning systems, and daily living aids. Operating in 18 countries, Sunrise Medical group is headquartered in Malsch, Germany, and employs over 2,200 associates worldwide.
About Braze Mobility Inc.: Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the company was founded by Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, who has incorporated over a decade of smart wheelchair research into state-of-the-art technology that improves accessibility and independence for people with physical disabilities. Braze Mobility (http://www.brazemobility.com/) is dedicated to increasing independence, safety, and overall quality of life for people living with mobility challenges. The team at Braze Mobility engages with end-users throughout the design process to create accessible and innovative technologies that are affordable and easy to use. The company currently sells its technology in North America and will be launching its products overseas soon.