Three-wheel scooters are the smallest and lightest scooters available. Scooters with 3 wheels have a tight turning radius, making them easier to maneuver, especially indoors.
From light and portable to heavy duty, four-wheel scooters can't be beat for their stability and durability. Scooters with 4 wheels can be used indoors as well as outside.
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Mobility handicap scooters are similar to motorized wheelchairs as both are electrically powered. Electric handicap scooters and motorized wheelchairs are usually recommended for individuals suffering with significant balance/mobility impairments.
There are various kinds of mobility scooters. A scooter can have three, four or even five wheels, and there is a footplate or flat area for the userís feet as well as handlebars to steer the scooter. The seat on some models will swivel, allowing access should the front be blocked by its handlebars. These scooters are generally battery powered. One or two batteries are stored on the scooter and are charged using standard electricity and a separate battery charger. Some countries offer scooters that are powered by gasoline; however, these units are being replaced very rapidly by electric models.
At the front of the unit, centrally located, is the steering column. The steering column houses the forward/reverse and speed controls; it is also called the tiller. The forward and reverse controls can be thumb paddles, a switch or finger controls.
The two kinds of mobility scooters are three-wheel and four wheel models. The 3-wheel unit is generally smaller and is the best scooter to use indoors as it has a tight turning radius. These models typically have a lower weight capacity of usually no more than 250 pounds. One disadvantage to the three wheel units are they may be more inclined to tipping. Some 3-wheel models come with anti-tipping rods for increased stability.
Four wheel units can be used indoors or outdoors and can support as much as 350 pounds. There is also heavy duty models that have the ability to carry 500 pounds.
Small motor scooters are available for individuals suffering with mobility issues who are not able to or do not wish to use manual wheelchairs. It is much easier to swivel the electric scooter's seat than it is to move the foot support on the majority of the conventional wheelchairs available today.
Mobility scooters are extremely helpful for those individuals who have whole body or systemic disabling conditions. Some of these conditions include certain forms of arthritis, lung or coronary issues and obesity. One of the main selling points of mobility scooters is that they do not resemble a wheelchair. This is a positive to many of the users because disabilities are still seen as extremely negative or even shameful. The scooters are more affordable than an electric powered wheelchair, which is why they are being used as an alternative.