There are 3.7 million wheelchair users in the US. According to a report, 20% of powered mobility device users experienced at least one major collision in a year, and 11% of these users were hospitalized. It is estimated that approximately 61-91% of users will benefit from ‘smart’ wheelchair technology that can help prevent accidents, and also widen access to those who might currently be unduly excluded from powered wheelchair use. At Braze Mobility, we have developed the world’s first blind spot sensor system (patent-pending) that automatically detects obstacles and provides multi-modal alerts to the driver through intuitive lights, sounds, and vibrations. Our product enables independent mobility, reduces caregiver burden and stress, reduces property damage, and increases safety not only for the driver but others in the environment as well. We have a strong and diverse team that is united by our passion for accessibility, and has the expertise to carry out our mission with over a decade of experience in developing ‘smart’ wheelchairs. We are already selling our system to veterans across the US and are looking to expand to more wheelchair users by working with complex rehab technology providers and manufacturers. Our product starts at $1655 and is already being used by 100s of wheelchair users. Future versions of our product will provide additional interfaces for the clinician and clients for various applications such as training and assessment, remote monitoring, etc.
Describe 3 safety concerns related to powered wheelchair use.
Describe 3 feedback modalities offered by the Braze blind spot sensor system.
Describe 4 benefits of the Braze blind spot sensor system.