NASHVILLE, TN – July 14, 2021 – Officials at LUCI and Sunrise Medical announced their partnership today, which will soon make LUCI's smart wheelchair technology available to thousands of new users of the popular QUICKIE line of power wheelchairs.
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.
"From the day LUCI launched, we have been eager to find a way to give our customers access to this industry-leading technology," said Larry Jackson, President of Sunrise Medical North America. "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 across the country 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.
"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," said Jered Dean, LUCI co-founder and Chief Technology Officer. "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."
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.
About Sunrise Medical: Committed to improving people's lives, Sunrise Medical is a world leader in the innovation, manufacture, and distribution of advanced assistive mobility devices and solutions. Distributed in more than 130 countries under its own 17 proprietary brands, the key products include manual and power wheelchairs, e-mobility products, motorized scooters, seating & positioning systems, and daily living aids. Operating in 18 countries, Sunrise Medical group is headquartered in Malsch, Germany and employs over 2,200 associates worldwide.