Are you using a wheelchair or an electric scooter? Perhaps you’ve observed one in your area an older person who is at ease moving about her home independently and easily as if riding on a scooter while within her wheel chair. It’s known as the Mobility Scooter. You’re now more intrigued in this kind of vehicle. Let’s look at the details…
Let’s begin by learning more about wheelchairs. They are believed to be in existence the 6th century when the first image of a wheelchair was drawn on a stone. In the 16th century, the king Philip II of Spain was already using a wheelchair with arm and leg rests. It was in 1932 that the very first folding tubular wheelchair was invented by Engr. Harry Jennings. This was constructed to accommodate a paraplegic friend Herbert Everest.
Scooters, on the other hand were created from motorcycles. The first bike with a look like scooters were built in 1914 or earlier however their first patent was issued in 1921. They were designed primarily to be used for personal transportation.
The year was 1968. Allan R. Thieme from Bridgeport, Michigan, invented the first mobility scooter known to mankind known as the Amigo. It was designed for a loved one in the family that was suffering from MS and was suffering from losing mobility. The act of caring for a loved one made an impact and sparked the whole “scooter” industry. Mr. Thieme’s vision of putting power into the manual wheelchair didn’t have a limited impact to his family member and the rest of the disabled community around the world.
Mobility scooters are also referred to as electric scooters or powered operated vehicles or scooters. In most instances, they are employed by those who have restricted mobility. It’s particularly beneficial to people with shoulder or arm flexibility issues and those who do not have the endurance to be able to walk for an extended period of time and for those who suffer from an entire body or systemic condition that is limiting their mobility such as arthritis, lung or cerebral palsy, coronary problems or other.
The car is designed with mobility and comfort in mind. The foot space typically is flat. The seat, as used in the manual wheelchair comes with armrests and is positioned on top of the vehicle’s two wheels at the rear. Some seats are designed to move to provide mobility and the comfort. There are also handlebars in front that control one or two wheels that can be steered. The user must be in an upright position and sufficient strength in the shoulder and hand to operate the tiller’s steering mechanism.
Batteries are the primary source of power for mobility scooters. Modern designs are electric-powered and utilize rechargeable batteries. Based on the design the scooter can go for as long as 40 miles on a single charge. Due to the motor mobility scooters are able to be used both indoors and out.
There are two kinds of scooters for use in mobility. The first is the three-wheeled mobility scooters, which are designed to fit in tight spaces and offer mobility, they are ideal for indoor use like in malls, homes and even supermarkets. It’s also ideal for narrow alleyways. The other is a four-wheeled mobility scooter. It is specifically designed to provide more stability and balance to prevent falling over.
When you are choosing a mobility scooter, look at the various models that are available on the market: There’s”Travel” and “Travel”. It is designed for ease of use and is typically light. “Traditional” mobility scooters are ones that are able to be disassembled, and they can hold an enormous amount of weight. The final type is “Heavy duty”. They are designed for large users. They are durable, fast and rough. Similar to the conventional type they are also able to be dismantled.
After you’ve discovered the fascinating vehicle your neighbor is using to navigate around the park and through the malls, do you simply walk around? Or, will you purchase an own scooter to enjoy a relaxing cruise through the neighborhood that you’ve always wanted to take.