Dr. Brad Frazee, MD, is a member of GoodLife Mobility’s
“The Mobility Unlimited Challenge” Grant application team. (Funded by Toyota.)
Originally from San Diego, Brad grew up surfing!
Read more below.
Test Site: Foster City, CA
Brad and his daughter Amy drove down to Foster City from Marin on a beautiful day in July 2018 to vet and test the GoodLife Mobility (GLM) Jet Pod.
(Brad is an ER Physician in Oakland, California and professor of ER medicine at UCSF. Dr. Frazee is a T-10 paraplegic as a result of a bicycling accident in 2006.)
GLM had 4 major goals for the session:
- Introduce Brad and Amy to the Jet Pod and the GoodLife Mobility team.
- Test the vital process of transfers: from wheelchair to Jet Pod, then back from Jet Pod to wheel chair. (Happily Brad was riding his beach wheel chair that went right into the water, expediting the transfer process.)
- Determine if Brad was able to paddle the Jet Pod based on GLM’s proprietary Gyro stabilization process. (Yes, that worked well.)
- Test performance and operation for both the seated and supine positions with a goal of understanding the trade-offs between the two modalities. (Brad tested both and said that for a surf craft, he would prefer supine.)
The video on the left gives the details.
GLM will continue to test and evaluate our products with Brad and we are working to get Brad back out into the waves surfing (see Helix Drive section.)
Dainuri for the GLM team.