(Waterloo, Iowa) — Officials with U.S. Rehab, a division of VGM & Associates, are proud to announce a partnership with LUCI, a Nashville-based company whose software and hardware platform is reimagining power mobility. The program agreement between the two companies will make LUCI’s unique technology available to U.S. Rehab members nationwide, expanding access to the stability, security and connectivity LUCI offers.
President of U.S. Rehab, Greg Packer commented, “We are honored to be in a relationship with LUCI and have the ability to acquire this new top technology in the industry and make this product accessible to the independent providers and CRT providers in the U.S.” Packer continued, “LUCI is an award winning technology that we feel is going to enhance the abilities of the patient population and U.S. Rehab is very pleased to be able to provide access to this product to our membership.”
The hardware for LUCI’s technology fits onto the base of select Group 3 power chairs and creates a safer experience for riders through a patented, state-of-the-art safety system. Using a process called sensor fusion, this system combines data from cameras, ultrasonics and radar to help the wheelchair “see” its environment and provide never-before-seen safety features like collision avoidance, drop-off protection and anti-tipping alerts. The technology works with riders’ steering inputs and reaction times to create a customized, secure driving experience.
“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to partner with U.S. Rehab and to work with their respected professionals who have built such meaningful relationships with wheelchair riders and clinicians in all corners of the country,” said LUCI CEO and co-founder Barry Dean. “When we started LUCI, we dreamed of one day being able to help clinicians and riders across all 50 states. Today’s announcement is a further step toward realizing that goal for us, and we look forward to LUCI’s technology being a part of more riders gaining access to the independence, safety and connectivity.”
About VGM & Associates
VGM & Associates is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive member service organization (MSO) for post-acute healthcare including DME/HME, respiratory, sleep, wound care, complex rehab, women’s health, home modifications, and orthotics and prosthetics providers. Over 2,500 providers with nearly 7,000 locations rely on VGM to connect them to valuable resources every single day. For more information, visit www.vgm.com.
Based in Nashville, with R&D headquarters in Denver, LUCI was founded by Barry and Jered Dean, brothers who were driven to innovate from personal experience, and committed to creating change for people living with disabilities. LUCI’s industry accolades include TIME’s Best Inventions of 2020, Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New,” a CES Award of 2020, and Mobility Management’s “Smart Technology” Product Award. Learn more at LUCI.com.