NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#acquisitionlt;/agt;–National
Seating & Mobility
(NSM), the leading provider of complex
rehabilitation, mobility and accessibility solutions in the U.S. has
signed an agreement with Evergreen
to nationally distribute the Independence Drive eye control
wheelchair technology. In addition to distributing this new product, NSM
Assistive Technology Professionals (ATPs) have been working in
collaboration with Evergreen Circuits, conducting hands-on product
trials and providing feedback to be considered for enhancements to
better serve clients.

“Technology is continually changing the game for our clients and the CRT
industry as a whole,” said Bill
, NSM CEO. “The inventive work by Evergreen Circuits on the
Independence Drive system is indicative of the life-altering mobility
solutions on the horizon for those we serve. Since the system debuted
this past fall, many of our ATPs have provided feedback supporting
specific-use cases for this technology. We are pleased to have this
groundbreaking product available for our clients nationwide.”

Evergreen Circuits was founded as a result of a challenge made by former
NFL player and ALS patient, Steve
. Due to the progression of his disease, Gleason needed the
technology allowing him to drive his wheelchair using just his eyes.
Evergreen Circuits developed the Independence Drive technology in
partnership with Gleason’s foundation, Team
, and Jay Smith, CEO of Livid Instruments in Austin, Texas,
also an ALS patient. The technology merges a powered wheelchair, tablet
computer, and eye-tracking camera into a virtual joystick that powers
eye-controlled wheelchair movement.

Team Gleason has purchased a number of units to provide through the
foundation for those who have a need for the product, but no funding
options. NSM will donate the installation and set-up for these units as

“We’ve been thrilled with the support and enthusiasm from NSM about
Independence Drive,” said Jay Beavers, Evergreen Circuits CEO. “The
overwhelming interest in the product from ATPs attending the NSM
Symposium, and the valuable feedback about the system that followed has
been encouraging and exciting. We look forward to continuing to build
this partnership as we work to create advancements in technology to
change the lives of individuals with disabilities and mobility

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