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New Technology Helps Older Canadians Age In Place At Home Safely

By Braze Mobility | 6 December 2019

Soon after turning 70, Marianne Buzza knew it was time to downsize. But it wasn’t about the size of the house. “I love to garden and had created a bit of a monster. We needed a smaller yard!” she says with a laugh. She and her husband, Wally, also wanted to live in the town…

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Wheelchair Users Enjoy New Freedom, Thanks to “Smart” Sensors from Braze Mobility

By Braze Mobility | 22 October 2019

Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, CEO and Co-Founder of Braze Mobility appeared as a guest speaker at AGE-WELL’s National Conference in Vancouver last year. See how she created a new technology to help power wheelchairs and scooters detect obstacles, helping older adults increase their spatial awareness and maintain their independence. Watch the video for some notable highlights. You…

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‘We’re in a good place right now’: Women entrepreneurs share their experiences at U of T event

By Braze Mobility | 8 March 2019

Building a startup company is a daunting prospect – often more so if you’re a woman. But things may finally be starting to change. That was one takeway from a panel discussion, held on the eve of International Women’s Day, featuring three female founders from the University of Toronto. While all three panellists – Leila Keshavjee, Saara Punjani and Pooja Viswanathan – acknowledged the myriad…

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The Ethical Implication of Autonomous Wheelchairs with two symbols one on the right is of the Scale of Justice and one on the right is the accessibility symbol with a compass in wheel of the chair

The Ethical Implications of Autonomous Wheelchairs

By Braze Mobility | 10 December 2018

We talked about what autonomous wheelchairs are, and some of the barriers that will need to be overcome before fully autonomous wheelchairs enter the marketplace in our last blog post. We will now examine some of the ethical limitations of autonomous wheelchairs, as well as the benefits that they will bring to people who use…

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