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TECH & ADVANCEMENTS developing advancements in millimeter-wave radar technology to collaborating with engineer- ing leaders from Intel RealSense Technology group to maximize the application of some of the worlds smartest cameras, Im incredibly proud of the unprecedented work our team has accom- plished to solve the challenges our customers face. LUCIs technology combines stereovision, in- frared, ultrasonic and radar sensors to offer users these critical features: Collision avoidance: LUCI is designed to prevent wheelchair users from running into objects (walls, people, pets, furniture, etc.) as they navigate their daily lives. It does this by smoothly helping to navigate the chair in co- ordination with user steering inputs based on obstacle detection in the drivers surroundings. Drop-off protection: It doesnt take a large drop-off to tip a wheelchair (less than three inches in some cases). LUCI helps users avoid tipping by recognizing steps or drop-offs and smoothly helping the chair continue on a safer path. Anti-tipping alert system: LUCI monitors the steepness of a ramp or the ground users are driving on and provides an audible alert if it becomes a tipping danger. In the event that a chair tips over, LUCI sounds an alarm and can be configured to quickly alert other individ- uals, such as a caregiver or loved one, of the exact location of the rider and the tipped chair. Cloud-based communications and alerts: The MyLUCI portal allows users to view their data and share it with loved ones or clinicians. LUCI can be set up to alert others of specif- ic events, such as the users location if their battery gets dangerously low. LUCI also now works with Hey Google and Amazon Alexa so users can interact with MyLUCI using their voice. MyLUCI portal is available as mobile apps for both iOS and Android phones, as well as for desktop with the Web Portal. Secure health monitoring: LUCI users can choose to share their heart rate data with their team using either Google Fit* or Apple Health- Kit from day one. Based in Nashville, with R&D headquarters in Denver, Colo., LUCI was founded by Barry and Jered Dean-two brothers who were driven to innovate from personal experience and committed to create change for people living with disabili- ties. For more info, visit luci.com.
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