LUCI powerchair tech bags first US distribution deal


LUCI, a company that makes collision-avoidance technology for powerchairs, has inked its first US distribution deal with Numotion.

Numotion is the largest provider of complex rehab technology (CRT) in the US, and becomes the first US partner for LUCI’s hardware/software product, which attaches to power wheelchairs to provide security, stability and connectivity.

“LUCI is the most interesting, truly innovative CRT product to come to market for some time. It takes ‘smart wheelchair’ to a whole new level,” said Mike Swinford, CEO of Numotion. “This groundbreaking technology opens doors to independence for wheelchair users and parents/caregivers who have safety concerns regarding power mobility.

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“We are thrilled to embark on this partnership and look forward to being able to offer this new technology to customers.”

LUCI launched in July after three years of development, and uses a patented sensor-fusion safety system to combine data from cameras, ultrasonics and radar into a single, 360-degree view of the world.

“We are thrilled to offer this game-changing product for power wheelchair users, providing personalised solutions including collision avoidance, drop-off protection, and anti-tipping alerts,” said John Pryles, EVP of sales at Numotion. “LUCI’s collision avoidance provides protection to users while allowing them greater independence, fewer accidents and fewer costly chair repairs.

“LUCI is the kind of forward-thinking innovation our customers want and deserve.”

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