Choosing a Medical Scooter
There are many walking aids available for purchase –wheelchairs, canes, electric scooters. If you need maximum help and ease for getting around, a scooter could be right for you. But there are still some factors to consider. There is a big difference between a power chair and a power scooter. A power chair is better suited for in-home use. They have a smaller turning radius and can easily navigate down narrow hallways and tight spaces. The seat is typically more comfortable and contoured to one’s back since you will be sitting in it for longer periods of time.
A scooter has a larger turning radius, usually over 30 inches. They travel best on uneven surfaces and are better for outdoor and travel use. The seats aren’t as comfy and there tends to be limited seat adjustibility. Scooters are controlled by steering the handlebars. Power chairs use a joystick controller.
A power chair is best for those with disabilities who really can’t get around any other way. A scooter may be the right option for those who can get around their homes just fine but need the extra help when out and about. Either way, this durable medical equipment can be just what you need to help you get around.
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