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Originally posted on: HME News

NASHVILLE – LUCI, a new mobility-focused technology company, has launched its premier product, LUCI. This hardware and software platform uses sensor-fusion technologies to allow a power wheelchair to “see” its environment. LUCI mounts onto a power wheelchair between the power base and the seat to help users avoid collisions and dangerous drop-offs while maintaining personalized driving control. Through cloud-based capabilities, LUCI can also monitor and alert users and caregivers of low battery, possible tipping scenarios, and other important updates regarding the chair and the user. Approximately 87% of wheelchair users have reported at least one fall in the past three years. “Wheelchair users were left behind when it comes to most innovative technology,” said Barry Dean, CEO and founder of LUCI, also a Grammy-nominated songwriter, whose daughter Katherine, 19,has cerebral palsy and has used a wheelchair her whole life. FMI: