BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (January 27, 2022)—Numotion, a provider of products and services that provide mobility, health and personal independence, is continuing its mission to bring innovative mobility products to people living with disabilities. The company announced it has signed an agreement with Braze Mobility Inc. to distribute the company’s blind spot sensors for wheelchairs.

Most powered mobility device users experience major collisions, resulting in property damage, wheelchair damage and injuries that can lead to hospitalization. In many cases, these accidents can lead to exclusion from the use of powered mobility devices altogether, even when no other option for independent mobility exists. To address this issue, Braze Mobility has created the world's first blind spot sensors that can be added to any wheelchair and transform it into a 'smart' wheelchair. The technology automatically detects obstacles and provides feedback to the user through intuitive lights, sounds and vibrations. The company’s solution is based on over a decade of user-centered research with wheelchair users, which has been published in several peer-reviewed articles.

“We are thrilled to offer this innovative technology to our ATPs and customers,” said John Pryles, Numotion Executive Vice President of Sales. “Braze Blind Spot Sensors were designed to increase the overall spatial awareness of the person using the system and can be used to help people perform activities of daily living with their wheelchair—all while improving mobility, access and independence for users.”

“This partnership will help manual and powered wheelchair users across the country gain access to and benefit from the Braze Blind Spot Sensors,” said Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, CEO and co-founder of Braze Mobility. “We strongly believe in empowering users by increasing their spatial awareness while leaving them fully in control and are excited to be partnering with a company that shares our vision.”

Physicians, therapists and customers should contact their local Numotion branch for more information on this exciting technology.

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