Brentwood-based tech platform Luci has signed its first nationwide distribution deal with Numotion, according to a news release.
LUCI was launched earlier this year by Grammy-nominated Nashville songwriter Barry Dean and his brother Jered to help powered wheelchair users avoid collisions and drop-offs. The device mounts to a wheelchair and uses sensor-fusion technology — the same tech that is used for autonomous driving — as well as cameras and radar to provide riders a safer experience while maintaining control of the chair. Brentwood-based Numotion is the nation’s largest provider of mobility, health and personal independence products, according to the release, with more than 150 locations serving more than 260,000 people.
“Luci is the most interesting, truly innovative [rehab technology] product to come to market for some time. It takes ‘smart wheelchair’ to a whole new level,” Numotion CEO Mike Swinford said in the release. “This groundbreaking technology opens doors to independence for wheelchair users and parents/caregivers who have safety concerns regarding power mobility. We are thrilled to embark on this partnership and look forward to being able to offer this new technology to customers.”