A smart companion robot

for a wheelchair user

Giving people with physical challenges the freedom to connect with the world

Over 70 million people require wheelchairs worldwide. They suffer from physical barriers, social exclusion, health and safety concerns, all of which have psychological impacts. Furthermore, there are around  40M people with disabilities such as ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injuries, and CP. They experience even more limited connection with their environments due to their lack of upper extremity and neck mobility. This leads to a significant decrease in people’s fields of vision, speech, or ability to point: these patients face significant challenges to communicate. The lack of suitable assistive technologies to help them navigate safely inspired us to work to break down the barriers of social exclusion and help them increase their independence.

A person with physical disabilities can’t interact with the world the same way as the able, but there’s no reason we can’t use tech to close that gap. Loro is a device that mounts to a wheelchair and offers its occupant the ability to see and interact with the people and things around them in powerful ways.

Devin Coldewey,

a seattle-based writer and photographer, TechCrunch

WHAT'S LORO?

Loro is a smart personalized companion for wheelchair users to navigate safely and to communicate efficiently. 

our values (4 c's)

Loro is designed inclusively to provide efficient communication, safe navigation, social interaction, and smart connectivity. 

1. control

 

The 360-degree rotating camera gives users a broader field of vision and empowers them to see not only around and behind but also above and below.

 

Loro serves as an advanced mirror, helping users drive their wheelchairs more safely at home and on the road

 

2. communication

Seamless and rich interaction with your environment. 

3. Connect

 

Integrates user's smart home devices to provide a connected day-to-day experience

4. community

 

Build a community to enable wheelchair accessible exploration.

Users can take photos, record videos, and live streaming, anything, anytime, and anywhere.

features

control

360° rotation camera

Rotates 360-degree, pans and tilts 180-degree, to fully capture surroundings. 

face recognition 

& follow cam

Integrated Face API to recognize predefined faces, and keeping her centered to enhance the quality of communication

integrated OS

with touch/gaze control

An accessible UI designed in collaboration with end-users integrates with existing technologies

communication

Text to speech. Speech to text. Through the integrated laser pointer interface, users are able to communicate at the speed of light.

speech to text

& Text to Speech

integrated a text-to-speech API for Loro to speak to friends naturally and to improve accessibility and usability.

Flashlight 

& Laser pointer

Integrated into the camera is a new form of safe and instant communication. Also, a flashlight to drive a wheelchair safely in a dark.

connect

smart home

integrates user's smart home devices to provide a connected day-to-day experience

universal 

wheelchair mount

A stabled clip-on mount can be easily attached to any part of the wheelchair

... the first thing to bring artificial intelligence that is accessible to the disabled. Loro is a game changer. 

-Steve  

This device will help me drive

easier especially in reverse or to light a dark pathway, as we as being able to point things out for CNA’s

- Jack

I’d use it. The pointer would be very handy. Sometimes I get the chair in a position where I can’t see behind me and don’t move for fear of rolling over someone's toes especially in public in a public theater.

 

-Diane

 It is badly needed. ... ,

We are forced into dependency when we are perfectly capable of independence given the opportunity. Independence of this nature could save millions in-home care and save even more in humiliation and helplessness. 

 

-Margaret

meet loro

Loro is on your way. 

$799

 

Services include

Loro + Loro app

Built-in Loro

 

  1. HD camera

  2. Flashlight

  3. Laser pointer

  4. Audio system

  5. Universal wheelchair mount

  6. Bluetooth/wifi connection

Built-in App 

  1. 360-degree rotation camera

  2. Follow cam

  3. Take photo

  4. Video record

  5. Gallery

  6. Speech to text

  7. Text to speech

  8. Smart home

 

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free

trial

Locations

Boston Office(HQ): Harvard Innovation Lab, 125 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134

Washington DC Office: Halcyon, 3400 Prospect St, NW, Washington, DC 20007

Luxembourg Office: 29 Bd. Prince Henri L-1331 Luxembourg

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