They are controlled by a joystick system and are able to accommodate more features for postural support. They offer numerous power-based and tire options, and can even handle varied terrains – both indoors and outdoors. Plus, they provide better maneuverability in tight spaces.
These days, mobility scooters are becoming more popular among mobility-challenged people. They are considered as a cheaper alternative to power wheelchairs. However, like wheelchairs, they also vary in price based on the materials used, designs, and features.
Front-wheel drive scooters can hold up to 150 lbs. of weight and are basically intended for indoor use. They’re normally equipped with one 12-volt battery and can run for 5 to 10 miles before the power is drained.
Standard rear-wheel drive scooters, on the other hand, can typically carry a weight of 250 to 350 lbs., whereas the heavy-duty versions have a maximum capacity of 500 lbs. Unlike front-wheel drive scooters, they are equipped with two 12-volt batteries. This allows for 15 to 20 miles of travel before the power runs out.
A scooter can be maneuvered by means of a tiller, which acts like a bicycle’s handlebar. A control knob also allows the user to set it on different speed options. When it comes to flexibility, this mobility aid is designed to be adaptable enough for easy transport.