About Us

Products and Services

Our products, services and research projects encircle the needs of wheelchair users – their health and fitness, and their mobility.

Our products include unique sensor devices, mobile apps and mobility maps for Government, National Parks and Transport.

We provide Mobility Mapping Services to generate public maps and provide high-end analytical reports on navigability and connectivity of streets, trails and transport routes.

For more information, go to Solutions.

Why we do it – what drives us?

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Everyone has their own ideas about what accessible means.  To Briometrix, accessibility is a human right.  

All spaces that society creates, public and private, should be accessible to all, because independence is being able to manage everyday tasks on your own, and to make your own decisions about when help is required.

Briometrix is driven by our belief in independence and enabling people to live on their own terms.

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Insights leading to better decisions

By turning wheelchairs into mapping, fitness and health tools, we’re learning about the lives of wheelchair users, and how they interact with their environment.

With a critical mass of anonymized information, we can interpret community behaviour without sacrificing privacy.

Ultimately, this data will help to make cities more liveable and inclusive for the wheelchair community, and along the way all members of society will benefit.

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Innovate and play at the margins

New ideas emerge at the margins of science, technology, medecine and society. Most people avoid the margins. But we’re not most people.

Briometrix works with people who use wheelchairs to find practical and affordable solutions to everyday challenges.

We are understanding day-to-day challenges and building solutions that work within existing frameworks, that can be implemented in the short term and can improve lives now.

How did we get here – Our Story

Eckhard Kemmerer has been working with wheelchairs since 2011. In 2015 his business partner Natalie joined one of the projects. Nat found wheelchair users trying unsuccessfully to adapt regular fitness devices to maintain their health and fitness. From this discovery came their mission to create accessible and wearable technology available to all kinds of people that work and live with wheelchairs.

Partnering with Andy Brown for his knowledge of fitness technology, the trio built and tested a prototype fitness app and wearable device, calling it the Brio Pilot.

Realising the technology could be used to improve the lives of people who use wheelchairs every day they launched Briometrix in May 2016. The Briometrix Team expanded their vision from Fitness & Rehab to Mobility.  

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Where do we operate?

Briometrix is headquartered in Sydney, Australia and has offices in the USA. While our current focus is on Australia and USA, our plan is to expand to cover the UK and Asia.

Who we are – the Briometrix Team

Our team was forged from entrepreneurial spirit, is fuelled by a desire for accessible solutions and burns with determination to build a better world.  

The origin of ‘Brio’ is Italian – meaning enthusiasm, vitality, dynamism, energy, zest, gusto and ebullience in performance and style.

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Nat Verdon MD
Business Develop. & Marketing
Eckhard Kemmerer
Eckhard Kemmerer MD
Product Innovation
Andy Brown
Sales North America
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MalcomTurnbull
Product Sports and Rehabilitation
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Mark Tomkins
Product Accessibility
Liam Granger
Liam Granger
Hardware
Lew Evans
Lew Evans
Prototyping
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Andres Pinar
Business Analyst
James Killick
Software

We gratefully acknowledge the invaluable support of our wheelchair pilots, sports teams and coaches, physio- and occupational therapists and the many professional working in the wheelchair community.

Advisor Team

Pushpinder Bagga
Product and Strategy Advisor. Human centred agile product delivery and digital transformation
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Dr Ian Rice
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Paralympic Training Centre, USA Medalist Paralympian
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“Briometrix products are produced by a team with the right balance of technical knowledge of wheelchair locomotion and broad understanding of key issues for wheelchair users, from beginners to elite athletes.”

Damien O'Meara, Sports Scientist, NSW Institute of Sport

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“Anyone in command of a vehicle is a pilot – whether it is a bicycle, a racing car, aircraft or wheelchair. As the pilot you are responsible for everything that happens to you and your vehicle. People who drive wheelchairs are pilots. It just says it all, you have your destiny in your hands.”

Eckhard Kemmerer, Brio Innovation