The focus of both companies’ cooperation is munevo DRIVE, munevo’s innovative head control system for electric wheelchairs - a smart glass application that enables drivers to navigate their wheelchairs hands-free and operate additional devices solely by head movements. Built-in sensors translate the driver’s head movements such as slight nodding and tilting into signals sent from the smart glass directly to the wheelchair's control system.
"We are already seizing the opportunities of digitization in many ways. munevo's innovative head control system is an excellent addition to our advanced electric wheelchair portfolio. Especially as an add-on to our sophisticated, fully customizable Q700 series, munevo DRIVE will improve the usability as much as the access to all connected systems such as smartphones and robot arms – especially for users with severe mobility restrictions." states Letícia Voland Aguilar, Marketing Manager Central Europe at Sunrise Medical, delightedly on the expanded range of assistance technology options.
"Our common goals is supporting people with reduced mobility in their strive for independence, personal freedom and quality of life. Therefore, we complement each other perfectly. Sunrise Medical's well-established sales network will enable even more electric wheelchair drivers to benefit from our intuitive and convenient head control system." says munevo’s Managing Director Konstantin Madaus, explaining the cooperation which is also to be expanded beyond Europe in the future.
As an integral element to a comprehensive assistive technology plan for people with significantly impaired mobility, munevo DRIVE can now be ordered directly with the Sunrise Medical Q700 wheelchair series order forms. In Germany, munevo DRIVE has its own assistive technology number (18.99.13.0001) in the new product group "Wheelchair controls by smart technology usage" and can therefore be reimbursed by insurances.
About Sunrise Medical
Sunrise Medical is one of the world market leaders in the development, production and sale of manual wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, electric vehicles and systems for perfect sitting and positioning. Sunrise Medical produces in its own production facilities in Germany, Great Britain, Spain, the United States, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland and China. The brands SOPUR, RGK, QUICKIE, ZIPPIE, BREEZY, STERLING, GEMINO, JAY, WHITMYER, SWITCH-IT, EMPULSE, MAGIC MOBILITY and ORACING as well as LECKEY and FIREFLY are sold by medical and rehabilitation retailers as well as wholesalers in over 130 countries. Sunrise Medical’s innovative strength results from intensive research and development activities. The wheelchair manufacturer is a sponsor of Team Sunrise, which is successful in international disabled sports. 2,300 people work for Sunrise Medical worldwide.
Press contact Sunrise Medical: Martina Müller-Keitel
The munevo GmbH team created munevo DRIVE to provide an intuitive, comfortable electric wheelchair operation option for people with significant mobility impairments. munevo’s mission? Empowering people! After the successful market launch of munevo DRIVE in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands, the munevo team is continuing to strive for the sustainable advancement of their products and services.
Press contact munevo: Dana Meichsner