Benefits of Blind Spot Sensors for Wheelchairs
One of the main benefits of blind spot sensors for wheelchairs is the increased independence they provide. For people who are unable to monitor blind spots for any reason, often backing up requires the assistance of another person to avoid collisions. With the Braze Mobility blind spot sensor systems, the user is able to know what is behind them independently.
Confidence is another main benefit of the system. Many of our clients report that before the Braze system, they had difficulty navigating in public, which led to embarrassment and/or safety concerns. This includes knocking into shelves at department and grocery stores and running into children, other people, or strollers. After experiencing these situations, often the driver is nervous about continuing to engage in the community. Using a Braze Mobility blind spot sensor system can provide the confidence needed to continue to engage with the community, while giving people the information they need to avoid embarrassing and potentially hazardous situations.
These devices may be used to increase access to power mobility for some clients*. If you have a client who is on the borderline of not being able to operate their power mobility device, a system like Braze Mobility blind spot sensors may provide them with the information needed to continue to use their power mobility device. The devices can be used to help a client learn the footprint of their chair. Our clients have said they relied heavily on the system inside their house when they were first prescribed their chair, and now primarily use it in unfamiliar spaces.
Braze Mobility blind spot sensor systems are easy to use, and do not require any special knowledge or training to install or use. All feedback was designed to be intuitive and easy to understand. They are installed without the use of tools or any permanent modifications to the chair. These systems operate completely separate from the wheelchair. They do not control the chair in any way, or draw power from the chair. Resources to help clients use the product are available as a part of the training kit, including videos on recommended use, information packages and a training app. Often, therapists and clients are able to install and use the system without the need of any resources, but we are always more than happy to guide you through it!
*all client and use cases are unique. These devices provide drivers with information only, and should not be relied upon to prevent collisions. These devices are intended for use as a tool only, and are not intended to replace professional wheelchair training.
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