The mobile scooter is a mobility aid for elderly and disabled people with reduced mobility. This solution allows them to move effortlessly during short and medium distances. They can for example make their daily commute to work, do their shopping, or go on a ride.
Given its nature, this product is reserved for people who do not suffer from cognitive disorders, because its use could represent a danger for the user himself, but also for passersby.
There are many models of electric scooters. For this reason, choosing the most suitable for your needs is far from easy.
Each wheelchair has specific characteristics that allow it to meet the individual needs of each and ensure optimal posture for all: the width of the seat, the seat depth, the height of the backrest, the size of the armrests, the front / back seat height, width, height, length, width of the folded chair, chair weight, backrest angle, and leg length.
Optimal posture promotes good organ function and muscle efficiency, reducing fatigue. It is even more important for people in wheelchairs. In a seated position, the natural curves of the back and neck must be maintained, shoulders, pelvis and knees aligned, muscles balanced, ready to flex and relax.
Poor posture creates more stress on the spine, neck, hips and knees and structural problems can result: joint pain, reduced flexibility, asymmetrical muscle stiffness, deformity.
Now, we have the electric wheelchair which share a lot of features with the mobile scooter. To most people, it is a daunting task to make choices between the electric wheelchair and the mobile scooters. However, to simplify your task, it is quite important to learn about this two devices and there functions.
There are a variety of things you should consider that will help you make your decision. If you just need something to get around in when you leave your home, go grocery shopping, go to the mall or other public places a scooter might be the right choice for you. Since a scooter is usually too large to fit in a house successfully you will want to feel confident that you don’t need assistance from the scooter in your home.
On the other hand, you will want to consider an electric wheelchair if you need a mobility device that will easy go from home use to outdoors and everywhere in between. You will want to seriously think about choosing an electric wheelchair if you prefer to adjust your legs comfortably, enjoy a spacious seat, easily fold and fit your chair into a car and operate the chair with just one hand.
While both options have pros and cons, you will want to choose the one that has the cons you can easily deal with and accept. If you are going to spend every day worrying about losing balance on a scooter, think carefully about your choice. You don’t want to spend every day stressed out. You want to live your life to the fullest and choose the mobility device that will keep up with you and your busy lifestyle. Choose carefully and wisely and soon you will find yourself solving the debate between the two options.