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 their 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 compromised movement. 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 monumental impact on the disability community. The company’s commitment to innovation, accessibility and improving the quality of life of our clients is evident in the creation of DROVE. Giving back the independence that they deserve.
Check out some of what the Press has been saying: https://www.afr.com/technology/control-bionics-teams-with-deakin-uni-for-mind-controlled-wheelchair-20230418-p5d1cu