The founders were designing a new wheelchair when they recognised that the wheelchair community had been bypassed by developments in mobile-based navigation and fitness applications.
These applications are integral to the daily lives of able bodied people, saving billions of dollars in healthcare costs and driving change at all levels of government, business and community.
So our team developed a new solution to measure movement in the complex biomechanical system that is a person propelling a wheelchair. They soon found that to be viable, their solution also needed to address the physical environment through which the wheelchair user moved. So Briometrix has resolved to focus on both Urban and Personal Mobility – on the basis that “if you can’t go out, you can’t get fit.“
We consider wheelchair users to be lead users of footpaths, as they place much greater demands on navigation and fitness applications than do able-bodied users. So it follows naturally that the most demanding users should be those whom create the mobility maps, so that everyone who relies on those maps receives the benefits of their most demanding users.
Our team has been working with rehabilitation therapists, city and transport managers, sports physiologists and access consultants, to create an ecosystem for the wheelchair community and those who serve it.