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School of Medicine Columbia

Blind Spot Sensors for Wheelchairs

Type: Recorded Webinar
Location: Webinar
Cost: Free. (Registration is required to receive video link and transcript)


Participants must register to receive the video link and transcript.

About the Program

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Assistive Technology Professionals, Family and Professional Caregivers, Wheelchair Users

For wheelchair users who struggle to maneuver safely or just need more spatial awareness, Braze Mobility has created the world’s first blind spot sensors that can be added to any wheelchair and transform it into a “smart” wheelchair. Our system automatically detects obstacles and provides feedback to the user through intuitive lights, sounds, and vibrations.

Join the webinar and chat with Dr. Pooja Viswanthan, who has incorporated over a decade of smart wheelchair research to bring you and your clients the world’s first blind spot sensors for wheelchairs.

Participants will learn:

  1. At least 3 benefits of blind spot sensors and scenarios where they are used
  2. At least 3 types of user feedback that blind spot sensors can provide
  3. At least 3 advantages of blind spot sensors over semi-autonomous wheelchairs

About the Presenters

Portrait of Pooja Viswanathan

Dr. Pooja Viswanathan

Dr. Viswanathan has a passion for improving accessibility and independence for people with physical disabilities. She has completed doctoral and post-doctoral research in robotics and assistive technologies and has been working with smart wheelchair technology for over a decade.

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