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Permobil to offer, support LUCI in VA clinics 

January 13, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Permobil and LUCI have partnered to provide LUCI’s smart wheelchair technology to Veterans Affairs clinics nationwide. Through the partnership, Permobil sales and clinical education teams will be responsible for sales, installation and training for all available Luci models, including on non-Permobil wheelchairs. “Permobil has a rich history of servicing and supporting the VA and we are committed to bringing the most advanced technologies in the industry...

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Numotion snags LUCI distribution agreement 

December 10, 2020HME News Staff

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - A new national distribution agreement makes Numotion the first U.S. partner for LUCI’s smart technology for power wheelchairs, the companies say. “LUCI is the most interesting, truly innovative CRT product to come to market for some time,” said Mike Swinford, CEO of Numotion. “This groundbreaking technology opens doors to independence for wheelchair users and parents/caregivers who have safety concerns regarding power mobility.”...

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Tom Borcherding on pushing envelope on innovation

November 24, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - What got Tom Borcherding, a complex rehab veteran with decades of experience, “hooked” on LUCI? “The energy and excitement that this startup has,” said Borcherding, LUCI's new senior vice president of business development. “The founder's zest for life; his daughter's zest for life. I wanted to be part of something special. I've been in the CRT field for a long time, so I wanted to do something that makes a difference.” Earlier this year, LUCI's...

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LUCI named 'Best Invention'

November 20, 2020HME News Staff

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...

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LUCI hires seasoned exec to grow biz

September 29, 2020HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - LUCI has named Tom Borcherding senior vice president of business development. A seasoned complex rehab exec, Borcherding will oversee LUCI's business development and growth strategies, using his established relationships and reputation in the industry to make the company's technology available to more wheelchair riders across the country. “Tom is one of the most respected and widely know professionals in our industry, and we're honored for him to join our small but growing...

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LUCI modernizes power wheelchairs

July 17, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - LUCI wants its new hardware and software platform to serve as a “catalyst” for further innovation in the power wheelchair market.The company in June launched its first product, also named LUCI, a platform that prevents wheelchair users from running into objects, alerts them to tipping danger, and protects them from steps and drop-offs.“We saw the potential to serve as a catalyst for the industry,” said Barry Dean, CEO and founder. “It would have been...

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In brief: AAHomecare reaches out on Medicaid, LUCI launches

June 19, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON —AAHomecare is working to get equitable treatment for HME suppliers who have been denied Medicaid-based relief.The Department of Health and Human Services has opened an application portal for CARES Act relief for Medicaid/CHIP-only providers who have directly billed those programs between Jan. 1, 2018 and May 31, 2020.Suppliers have reported that they have been denied any Medicaid-related relief because they received small Medicare relief payments. Even companies who declined to...

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LUCI, mobility-focused tech company, launches

June 18, 2020HME News Staff

NASHVILLE - LUCI, a new mobility-focused technology company, has launched its premier product, LUCI. This hardware and software platform uses sensor-fusion technologies to allow a power wheelchair to “see” its environment. LUCI mounts onto a power wheelchair between the power base and the seat to help users avoid collisions and dangerous drop-offs while maintaining personalized driving control. Through cloud-based capabilities, LUCI can also monitor and alert users and caregivers of low...

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