It’s amazing that how and to what extent vehicles have evolved according to our needs. Indeed, the proverb “necessity is the mother of invention” is coming true. A Mobility Scooters offers mobility assistance akin to a wheelchair but configured like a motor scooter. Often it’s referred to as a power-operated vehicle or scooter and sometimes as electric scooter also.
This device has a seat over its two rear wheels, a flat area for keeping the feet and handlebars in front to turn the wheels. The seat may revolve allowing access while the front is blocked by handlebars. Mobility Scooters are fueled by electricity with some very rare exceptions.
For this purpose a battery or two is stored onboard the Mobility Scooter. It’s charged through an onboard or separate charger unit from customary outlets. There are also gasoline scooters which are fueled by gasoline. Though, these scooters are being substituted by electric models rapidly.
While delving in further detail we would notice, that the tiller with forward or reverse orders and speed controls acts as the steering column located centrally at the front part of scooter. Direction can be controlled rather easily by thumb paddles, finger controls or even with assistance of a switch. Mobility scooters have two main types.
The Types of Mobility Scooters:
- Front-Wheel Drive (FD)
- Rear-Wheel Drive (RD)
The FD is a device used in Mobility Scooter which is smaller in size and offer best performance if used indoors. It allows a maximum weight of 250 pounds as rider’s weight. The RD however, is used in both indoors and outdoors purposes. This allows maximum capacity of 350 pounds as rider’s weight. RDs could be utilized in heavy duty activities too. For example, an RD is capable of transporting up to 500 pounds. This Mobility feature however often gets varied by manufacturers.
The Mobility scooters come in innumerable variations at present. This variation comprises of tiny folding travel scooters to heavy-duty models. These scooters are mostly used for loaner purposes at public facilities, such as amusement parks or grocery stores.
These scooters offer some distinctive features and are known as advantageous by many respects in relation to others. With assistive and small sit-down these Mobility Scooters offer vital advantages to people with mobility problems throughout the world. A scooter is helpful for persons without the stamina or arm and shoulder flexibility that are essential for using a manual wheelchair. Also, revolving the seat of an electric scooter is regarded as easier than moving the foot supports on most conventional wheelchairs.
The Mobility scooters are extremely helpful for those with systemic or whole-body disabling conditions. For example, persons with problems in coronary or lung issues, some forms of arthritis, etc. They can sit upright without much support of torso and control the steering tiller. The Mobility Scooters has become very popular because of it's distinctive qualities.