LUCI’s smart technology soon coming to Sunrise Medical’s Quickie line of power wheelchairs
Sunrise Medical will be making LUCI’s smart wheelchair technology available to thousands of new users of its popular Quickie line of power wheelchairs after forming a new partnership with the US-based startup.
Starting in September, this collaboration will bring LUCI to Sunrise Medical’s popular Quickie line of power wheelchairs. This means wheelchair users will be able to access the performance and maneuverability of a Quickie chair combined with the smarts and safety of LUCI.
Larry Jackson, President of Sunrise Medical North America commented: “From the day LUCI launched, we have been eager to find a way to give our customers access to this industry-leading technology.
“This partnership formed around the shared values and common goals of Sunrise Medical and LUCI, and we’re excited for the additional safety, security and independence we can now offer to power wheelchair users to truly live without limits.”
The LUCI and Sunrise Medical teams have spent more than a year collaborating to make sure LUCI and Quickie work together as seamlessly as possible. Both companies expect to announce further details regarding specific technology and products soon.
Jered Dean, LUCI co-founder and Chief Technology Officer added: “It’s been an amazing opportunity to collaborate with the brilliant team at Sunrise, and I’m really excited to show the wheelchair community all the great work we’ve done.
“Sunrise immediately recognized the value and safety LUCI brings to this market and have been a great partner ever since. Our engineering and innovation teams worked really hard to integrate LUCI and Quickie as seamlessly as possible, giving our wheelchair drivers the simplicity and freedom they deserve.”
Since its launch last year, LUCI, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, has received much acclaim; it was named one of TIME Magazine’s ‘Best Inventions of 2020’ under the Accessibility category that same year.
The invention is the brainchild of Grammy-nominated songwriter Barry Dean, LUCI’s Founder and CEO, whose 19-year-old daughter Katherine has cerebral palsy and has used a wheelchair her entire life.
Founded in Northamptonshire in 1983 and now headquartered in Germany, Sunrise Medical is one of the largest suppliers in the mobility market, operating in 18 countries. Most recently, in October 2020, the firm launched the Quickie Nitrum, a lightweight high-performance manual wheelchair.https://thiis.co.uk/lucis-smart-technology-soon-coming-to-sunrise-medicals-quickie-line-of-power-wheelchairs/https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/The-Quickie-Salsa-Pro-Power-Wheelchair-from-Sunrise-Medical.jpg?fit=900%2C599&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/The-Quickie-Salsa-Pro-Power-Wheelchair-from-Sunrise-Medical.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomSupplier NewsTrade NewsLUCI,Mobility,smart,Sunrise Medical,technology,wheelchair Sunrise Medical will be making LUCI's smart wheelchair technology available to thousands of new users of its popular Quickie line of power wheelchairs after forming a new partnership with the US-based startup. Starting in September, this collaboration will bring LUCI to Sunrise Medical’s popular Quickie line of power wheelchairs. This...Liane McIvorLiane McIvorliane@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine