These days a lot of attention is being paid to people who, because of their health conditions are not capable of moving around freely. Restricted movement can be very disabling. Especially when there is no one to guide and supervise such people at all times, just going to the nearby grocery store can seem an impossible task. To help enable these patients to do their own transportation reduces a burden of the ones supervising them and also increases self-confidence in the patient. In 1968, Allan Thieme invented a scooter which ran on battery and was an easy machine to drive. These came to be known as ‘mobility scooters’ scootmobiel
They are small scooters which run on batteries. These batteries are charged on board or off the scooter by a separate charger. The batteries are usually changeable. The scooter has a seat to comfortably accommodate the driver. It has a flat surface to place the feet and handles to maneuver the vehicle. A control board is positioned on the front surface of the scooter. This board contains a panel to control and drive the scooter.
Electric mobility scooters are advantageous over powered wheelchairs, as they have more power and require less effort. Also, the scooters mobility is far better than the powered wheelchairs. There are many different types of such scooters in the market. Starting from the two wheel scooters which resemble a moped or a cycle, to the three wheel scooters which are allowed to be used on roads and highways and the four wheel mobility scooters which are best for people with a balancing problem. They also have larger space for seating as well as leg room.
Several online sites sell these scooters, but before you purchase one, it is always advisable to look for mobility scooter rentals where you can rent the scooters and try them for a while before you decide which one is best suited for you and your mobile requirements. You can start by renting two wheel scooters as they are easy to ride. If the scooter is needed for a patient with complete sclerosis will require a four wheel scooter. Try out different makers of scooters to get an idea of how each brand differs from the other. During season sales, you will find good discount mobility scooters which you can rent for less rates. Some features you should look out for when purchasing a scooter are:
- Overall Length
- Overall Width
- Wheel size
- Maximum rider weight
- Legroom and comfort level of seats.
- Easy controls
If one scooter suits a person, it is not necessary that the same one will suit the other person as well. You will have to know about the details of the persons disability as well as his comfort zone. There will be many cheap mobility scooters which you can find in Delaware. Delaware mobility scooters are very efficient and the driving is effortless. Once you buy a scooter, you should get the needed license to drive on roads and highways. Only specific classes of the scooter are allowed on the road.