LUCI named ‘Best Invention’

Friday, November 20, 2020

NASHVILLE – LUCI, a mobility technology platform, has been named to Time Magazine’s annual list of the 100 Best Inventions. “This is an incredible honor, and one we would have never considered when my brother Jered and I started tinkering with my daughter’s wheelchair in the kitchen three years ago,” said Barry Dean, CEO of LUCI. “The most exciting part of being included in this list is having the opportunity to bring more attention and, hopefully, more innovation to the world of power wheelchair users.” For 2020’s list, Time solicited nominations from its editors and correspondents around the world, and through an online application process. It then evaluated them on factors including originality, effectiveness, ambition and impact. LUCI’s hardware mounts onto a power wheelchair between the power base and the seat, and helps users avoid collisions and dangerous drop-offs while maintaining personalized driving control. The patented sensor-fusion system combines data from cameras, ultrasonic sensors and radar into a single, 360-degree view of the world, giving riders independence and safety.