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An obstacle-detection system for wheelchairs

By Braze Mobility | 1 January 2018
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10 Accessible Holiday Gift Ideas for People Who Use Wheelchairs

By Braze Mobility | 29 November 2017

The temperatures are falling, and Christmas music is being played on repeat. This can only mean one thing-the holiday season is upon us, and with it, the pressure to find the perfect gift is building. Everyone is in pursuit of the perfect gift for their family members and friends-something that is fun, useful and shows…

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Braze Mobility unveils obstacle-detection system for wheelchairs

By Braze Mobility | 18 October 2017

Braze Mobility Inc. has launched an add-on system that can transform a regular wheelchair into a “smart” wheelchair able to help prevent collisions. The novel system uses sensors to detect obstacles and provides visual, audio or vibration feedback to drivers. It can be added to any powered or manual wheelchair. “Rear visibility and manoeuvering in…

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Life is a journey, not a destination

By Braze Mobility | 20 June 2016

The Braze team discovered a whole new meaning to the saying “Life is a journey, not a destination” on an outing to demo our anti-collision technology. For the trip back, decided to take the TTC to avoid the expense of taking a wheelchair cab (more on that later). What was supposed to take 36 minutes…

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Graham’s Trip to Discovery

By Braze Mobility | 3 June 2016

The morning of the Accessibility Innovation Showcase, I was tasked with transporting our demo wheelchair from UofT’s Rehabilitation Sciences Building, at 500 University Avenue, to the Metro Toronto Convention Center. The plan of action was straightforward but daunting, made worse by my inexperience at operating a motorized wheelchair (I’d never driven one before!). After leaving…

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Wheeling Around the GTA – Our new series

By Braze Mobility | 20 May 2016

“Know thy user” is a mantra well-known to anyone in the field of product development. As a founder of a new start-up that develops accessible technologies for independent mobility, and as someone who has never experienced a mobility impairment except for the occasional and minor knee injuries, I realised that I needed to better understand the accessibility…

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