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How to choose the best electric mobility scooter

Mobility scooters are mobility aids that assist movement and walking made especially for those with accessibility difficulties. These scooters are generally designed to improve efficiency and reduce travel time. Most Electric Mobility Scooters designed for those with mobility impairments ensure that the movement is completely assisted although non-electric variants of it may exist too.

These scooters have a seat attached to the compact body of the scooter which is fairly similar to a wheelchair. The body rests on four wheels with the front ones connected to a steering device. Electric mobility scooters are battery powered with specific battery chargers that can be connected and used for a given period. The scooter’s steering option allows the adjustment of direction and has a specific tiller allowing the user to adjust the speed and use directional signals. Most scooters have a speed range of around 8 to 15 km/h depending on the manufacturer.

Newer designs of electric mobility cars are very similar to modern bikes and scooters making them much more like smaller cars and vehicles rather than making them look like wheelchairs. Traditional designs of the scooter still exist but innovation is allowing more massive changes in the design and the structure of the mobility aid.

Advantages of mobility scooters:

Mobility scooters have several advantages in comparison to the different forms of mobility aids. An electric scooter not only ensures better movement for people with different levels of abilities but also makes sure that people with lower stamina levels and higher levels of obesity can be assisted in movement.

Moreover, in comparison to traditional wheelchairs, they are easier to use and require little to no involvement of feet. Steering and speed control options can be controlled entirely by hands making it much more effective. Similarly, since electric mobility scooters are not manual they require less effort. This makes it an important device for those with lung-related and breathing issues.

Types of mobility scooters:

There are several different kinds of scooters designed especially to cater to different needs. Some scooters are very similar to traditional wheelchairs while others are made with a completely different design and for different uses. A major aspect when deciding what type of mobility scooter to buy is the weight capacity and the design. Most scooters tend to have a weight capacity range between 140-185 kg while other customized scooters may have a higher capacity.

There are four major types of electric powered mobility scooters:

  • Small: These scooters are made specifically for smaller distances and can be easily folded and carried. Their capacity is generally lower but is much more compact and usable for people who can walk a few steps and then use the scooter. They are generally used for indoor movements
  • Medium range: These scooters are made for both indoor and outdoor mobility. Their capacity is fairly good allowing it to be used for different purposes
  • Large: They are made specifically for outdoor mobility and tend to have both a higher weight capacity as well as better battery timing. These scooters are used more commonly for outdoor movement on uneven terrain
  • Slow scooters: They are made specifically for shopping and slower movements. These scooters are focused on steering controls and lowered speed. They also tend to have small compartments to keep things while shopping.

Depending on the requirement, mobility scooters can be very effective at assisting movement and these different categories of scooters help a customer decide what type is more useful for their requirements.

For further details, you can visit our Electric Wheelchair Product section or contact us.

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