Braze Blind Spot Sensors

Custom alerts tailored to help wheelchair users navigate the world safely.

Because no one has eyes in the back of their head.


Affordable blind spot sensor solutions starting at $1,850 USD.

What Are Blind Spot Sensors?

The Braze Mobility blind spot sensors are a set of ultrasonic sensors that can be attached to any wheelchair, turning it into a "smart" wheelchair. They provide alerts to wheelchair users about objects in the environment using multimodal feedback (light, sound, and vibrations). Our sensors encourage safer navigation and independent driving to people who use wheelchairs.

Anyone who uses a wheelchair can use Braze's blind spot sensors, especially those who...

Have low vision, blindness or neglect

Have limited upper body or neck mobility

Have impaired attention

Use alternative drive controls and need to face forward

Drive in a tilted position, limiting their spatial awareness

Use accessories that block vision (e.g., backpack, oxygen tanks, communication devices, extended leg rests)

Our systems are often used by those with the following diagnoses:

  • Cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Stroke
  • Vision loss or blindness
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) 
  • Muscular dystrophy (MD)

Benefits Of Blind Spot Sensors

Also known as proximity sensors or backup sensors, Braze Mobility's blind spot sensors can transform any wheelchair into a "smart" one! Our patented systems are affordable solutions. They provide many benefits to wheelchair users, clinics, and institutions.

Improved navigation

Mountable to any wheelchair and fully customizable

Keeps yourself and others safe

Promotes independence

Clinically-supported solutions

Easy installation

Reduces property and wheelchair damage

Trial and demo options

Where Are Blind Spot Sensors Used?

Braze's blind spot sensors can be used to navigate...

Close up photo of Braze Mobility's Sentina blind spot sensor.

Tight Spaces

Doorways and Elevators


Crowded Areas

Public Transport

Braze's sensors can be set up anywhere around the wheelchair. When you request a quote, just let us know where coverage is needed! Our solutions are often used as backup sensors, proximity sensors, proximity alarms, orientation or mobility aids, and blind rehabilitation aids.

Wade Watts (Founder of Wheelchair Friendly Solutions) uses the sensors' visual/vibrational feedback to navigate through a tight spot. With the Braze sensors, Wade can safely back through his doorway and corridor.

Wade Watts demonstrates how he uses the blind spot sensors to navigate through tight spaces in his home, like the kitchen.

Steven Viera uses Braze's sensors to get on and off public transit.

How Do Blind Spot Sensors Work?

Braze's sensors do more than just alert people to objects around them.

Braze Mobility created the world's first patented blind spot sensors, which can be added to any wheelchair. The sensors enhance a wheelchair user's spatial awareness. Our sensors not only make safe drivers safer, but they promote independence.

Diagram of a powered wheelchair with a Sentina, Echo Head, and controller attached to it.

Watch Braze Mobility's Founder, Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, demonstrating how our system works!

Braze Mobility's Blind Spot Sensor Kits

Meet the Braze Sentina Plus, our most popular kit!

The Braze Sentina and two Echo Heads make up the Braze Sentina Plus kit. The system offers both rear and peripheral coverage around the wheelchair.

When an object, wall, or person enters the vicinity of the sensor, feedback such as light, sound, and vibrations (an optional add-on) are sent to the wheelchair user.

Braze Mobility provides a collection of kits for a range of needs and lifestyles, with affordable solutions starting at $1,850 USD.

Blind Spot Sensors: A Smart Wheelchair Solution

Our patented sensors are also known as a smart wheelchair systems (SWCS). They are devices that are embedded (or added) to a person's wheelchair and are meant to enhance safety during wheelchair navigation. There are three kinds of SWCS devices: monitoringalerting, and intervening technologies.

Diagram that summarizes the three kinds of smart wheelchair systems, according to Viswanathan et al., 2017.

How Does Braze's Sensors Compare To Other SWCS?

Our system is an effective alerting technology that's clinically-supported, customizable, and affordable for wheelchair users compared to other devices. Our system also empowers users by providing them actionable feedback. As a result, the sensors enhance spatial awareness while leaving them fully in control.

Overview of the benefits of Braze Mobility's blind spot sensors over other smart wheelchair systems, or SWCS.

Braze Mobility's Customer Testimonials

"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

 How The Order Process Works

1. Request A Quote

Just click the button below to fill in client information.

2. We Confirm Your Options

We collaborate with you to identify the system configuration that best matches the client's needs.

3. Process The Order

We organize payment options, delivery, and installation with a local wheelchair provider.

*Institutions, please contact us for custom requests
or apply online for a trial.

Because No One Has Eyes in The Back of Their Head.

Get the peace of mind you need for protecting others, yourself, and your independence.