Are your parents restricted to their homes due to movement issues? It is obvious that, with growing age, traveling from one place to another is a difficult task. But to tackle this issue, markets have introduced mobility scooters that are now used by elderly and children as personal transportation vehicle. The device could be used by partially or specially-abled people as well. A mobility scooter gives the advantage to people, who were once confined to their homes, to lead a more independent lifestyle.
A manual wheelchair and a mobility scooter or mobility chair function in quite similar ways. The advantage of using a mobility scooter is that the scooter provides a means for transportation without the requirement of good upper body strength to propel it forward like in a wheelchair.
Besides having the functionality of a motorized wheelchair, mobility scooters provide the comfort of a manual wheelchair. The scooter comes with a comfortable seat, which allows the rider of the scooter to last much longer durations on the chair than on other mobility devices. The passenger’s feet can also rest with ease.
Electric-powered scooters are ideal for semi-long to long distance as well. With these motorized scooters, there is no worry of the scooter getting damaged in normal outdoor conditions. These scooters can be driven on uneven surfaces such as inclines and street curb ramps.
Mobility scooters, which have an average speed of 4 to 8 mph, can come as electric models that are similar to motorized wheelchairs. The scooters are usually powered by two 12 volt batteries and can be easily charged at night. In the morning, a person can immediately begin using the scooter around the house or outside again.
With the many benefits of (best) mobility scooters, the demand for them has increased with time. If you thought these were too expensive int he past, there are less expensive models available in the market today for those who were not able to afford them before. These scooters are usually much more affordable than power assisted wheelchairs, which have made them a more popular choice among the elderly and specially-abled.