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On the Road with a Mobility Scooter

Portability is a factor in shopping for and selecting a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair. Besides possibly needing assistance in maneuvering around your own home, there are many places you can go with a mobility scooter or powered chair where you could not go otherwise without assistance. A powered chair or scooter gives you the independence to shop, vacation, visit relatives, and enjoy the outdoors. Where do you need to take your chair or scooter?

If you cannot drive your scooter or chair directly out of your front door, you will probably require a car or van that can carry the chair or scooter. Be sure to factor that into your travel plans. And you might still need some assistance getting in and out of the vehicle and onto your device.

There are many different styles of portable chairs and scooters. Some fold for ease of transport. Take into consideration how small a chair or scooter folds to fit into your vehicle. Others might need to be disassembled into several components and reassembled at your destination. This might also require the assistance of a helper. If your chair or scooter does not fold, you might need to install lifts or some other attachment on your vehicle.

Be sure to call ahead to your destination and inquire about how accommodating they might be to powered chairs or scooters. Fortunately, more and more venues are making themselves available to handle chairs or scooters. Some places you might go include:

  • Restaurants
  • Shopping malls or grocery stores
  • Airports and airlines
  • Cruise ships
  • Bus tours
  • Parks, zoos, or fairgrounds
  • Theaters or outdoor concerts
  • Sporting events

When you get to your destination, how far do you expect to have to go in your chair or scooter? Compact, folding mobile chairs or scooters might not have as much range as a full size scooter. Be sure the battery is fully charged before you leave home. Also make sure you know how long it takes to charge the battery. And one of your questions for your destination should concern accommodation for recharging your battery if necessary. In extreme cases, it might make sense to carry an extra, fully charged battery.

Even the most accommodating destination might still present challenges to a wheeled vehicle. Consider bringing along your own portable ramps for small obstacles like door sills. And if you’re going shopping or “hiking,” check to see if your chair or scooter can accommodate chair-attached back packs, shopping bags, or baskets. And for outdoor use, consider accessories that allow you to handle varying weather conditions, like showers or hot sun. Some devices can be equipped with sun shields, rain hoods, and holders for umbrellas or canes.

Mobility Scooter Market to 2021- Global Analysis and Forecasts by Types,Technologies,Applications and End-User Verticals

WiseGuyReports.Com Publish a New Market Research Report On - "Mobility Scooter Market to 2021 - Global Analysis and Forecasts by Types, Technologies, Applications and End-User Verticals"¯. The Worldwide Mobility Scooter market research report covers ...

Published:  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:19:00 GMT



Mobility Scooter Market: Global Industry Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016-2024

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/20/2017 -- Mobility scooters are electronic transport vehicles used as a mobility aid, mostly occupied by single person. These mobility scooters are operated on battery and varies from 3 wheels to 5 wheels. Mobility scooters ...

Published:  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:53:00 GMT



Policy trails behind the rising number of mobility scooters

Mobility scooters are increasingly common on Britain's roads and pavements. As our society ages, scooters enable more people to continue to live independently for longer. They are also invaluable to many people with disabilities, who can legally use them ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:28:00 GMT



Mobility aids: Types, benefits, and use

They are typically battery powered. Mobility scooters are beneficial for those without the upper body strength or flexibility to use a manual wheelchair. Many scooter users report a positive impact on their lives due to their choice of mobility aid.

Published:  Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:50:00 GMT



Chetan Maini's SUN Mobility, Ashok Leyland to develop electric mobility solutions

... between Maini brothers' Virya Mobility 5.0 and Sun group's investment arm, SUN New Energy systems. In April, the venture had stated plans to build smart batteries for electric vehicles like cars, buses and scooters. It also had announced plans to ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:41:00 GMT



Smokies and the Bandit - mobility scooter wacky races returning to Angus

Thrill-seeking pensioners are gearing up for the return of the Arbroath Mobility Scooter Wacky Races. The event will be held on Saturday July 22 following the success of last year's inaugural event which saw OAP's whizz around the track at speeds of up ...

Published:  Sat, 08 Jul 2017 01:00:00 GMT



Fosjoas Designed U1 and K2 Folding Smart Electric Scooters For Different Users

Then, this passage would like to share the comparisons between them. Fosjoas electric mobility scooter produces no exhaust while traveling, meeting the demand for low-economy. Fosjoas launches several new products every year. Among them, Fosjoas U1 and ...

Published:  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:54:00 GMT



Yamaha's first ever Scooter Boutique launched in India at Chennai

Starting with scooters in India since 2012 with its vision to grow as a personal mobility brand, Yamaha's line-up including the fashion scooter Fascino, new Alpha disc brake version for family riding, unisex scooter Cygnus Ray Z and Cygnus Ray - ZR for ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:18:00 GMT



GenZe E-Scooter Partners With Postmates

In this case, though, we have an electric mobility platform with a highly praised electric scooter (e-scooter) and a delivery service solution that are together wrapped up as one. GenZe and its e-scooter have just partnered with Postmate's zero-emission ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:03:00 GMT



Inventor and InventHelp Client Develops Visibility Enhancer for Mobility Aids (IPL-392)

He developed the patent-pending FOR MY SAFETY to improve the visibility of an individual using a mobility aid, such as a wheelchair or scooter. This ensures that passing motorists can see the individual clearly, which helps reduce the risk of collisions.

Published:  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:55:00 GMT



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