The launch of DROVE, the world’s first autonomous driving wheelchair module created by Control Bionics, was an exciting event that garnered a lot of press and attention. The keynote speaker, Jeremy Steele, the CEO of Control Bionics, introduced Drove to the world and explained how it was created to give users the ability to independently traverse a home environment. With a variety of access methods available, users can select pre-defined destinations on an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system, removing the need for acute and many joystick movements typically required to navigate tight corridors and doorways in a home.
DROVE is an innovative assistive technology solution that offers a highly reliable and consistent driving method, giving back independence to the user. The launch event was a major success, with attendees expressing excitement about the new technology and its potential to revolutionize mobility and accessibility for people with disabilities. With Drove, Control Bionics is leading the charge in advancing assistive technology and empowering people with disabilities to live more independent lives.
Overall, the launch of DROVE was a significant milestone for Control Bionics, and the technology has the potential to make a positive impact on the lives of many people with disabilities. The company’s commitment to innovation and accessibility is evident in the creation of Drove, and it’s clear that Control Bionics is dedicated to improving the lives of its users. Giving them the back the independence that is much deserved.
Drove is currently only available in Australia. We are excited to see what this product can do for people and their everyday lives.
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