Agreement will make LUCI’s smart technology available on ROVI Mobility’s ROVI X3
NASHVILLE, Tenn., and TORONTO – Sept. 14, 2021 – Officials with LUCI and Motion Concepts, the Canadian-based seating and mobility subsidiary of Invacare Corp., announced today an agreement that will make LUCI’s state-of-the-art safety technology system available to riders of the ROVI X3 power wheelchair. The companies hope to make the product available across the United States before the end of the year.
“At Motion Concepts, our goal is always to provide wheelchair riders with the equipment they need to get the safest and most comfortable driving experience from their wheelchairs,” said Ann Quigley, VP of Sales. “We’re always listening to our riders, and we’ve heard from many who want LUCI on their chair. That’s why we’re so excited to be able to offer LUCI’s world-class product on the ROVI X3. LUCI’s safety features will allow X3 users to be more in control and more independent in their day-to-day lives, ultimately offering a richer mobility experience.”
Designed with one of the narrowest wheelbases in the industry, the mid-wheel drive ROVI X3 was created for adults and children with active lifestyles. Its design allows for precision driving and maneuverability in tight spaces and is ideal for users who utilize alternative drive control devices, such as a head array or proximity switch tray.
The LUCI safety system, which is fully compatible with these alternative drive controls, uses cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors to help prevent wheelchair accidents, including collisions, tipping over, or curb drop-offs.
“We’re thrilled to form this partnership with Motion Concepts, introducing LUCI to more riders,” said Barry Dean, LUCI co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. “The ROVI X3 chair offers some of the best features available on the market today and meets a lot of different users’ unique needs.”
The companies expect to announce further details and continued collaborations in the months to come.
About Motion Concepts: Motion Concepts is a Canadian based company that designs and manufactures a wide array of industry leading modular power positioning systems, a complete line of Matrx® seat cushions, backs, and accessories. Learn more at MotionConcepts.com.
About LUCI: 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.
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Motion Concepts Contact:
Ann Quigley, VP of Sales
888-433-6818, Ext 107