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.
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our values (4 c's)
Loro is designed inclusively to provide efficient communication, safe navigation, social interaction, and smart connectivity.
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
Seamless and rich interaction with your environment.
Integrates user's smart home devices to provide a connected day-to-day experience
Build a community to enable wheelchair accessible exploration.
Users can take photos, record videos, and live streaming, anything, anytime, and anywhere.
360° rotation camera
Rotates 360-degree, pans and tilts 180-degree, to fully capture surroundings.
& follow cam
Integrated Face API to recognize predefined faces, and keeping her centered to enhance the quality of communication
with touch/gaze control
An accessible UI designed in collaboration with end-users integrates with existing technologies
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.
& 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.
integrates user's smart home devices to provide a connected day-to-day experience
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.
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
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.
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.
Loro is on your way.
Loro + Loro app
Universal wheelchair mount
360-degree rotation camera
Speech to text
Text to speech