If you’ve recently found yourself in a situation where you now have to turn to technology to help you move around freely and efficiently, you may be wondering what your options are. It’s very likely that you already know about the different types of wheelchairs available, but what about some of the other options. Depending on the type of support you need, you’ll find that there are a few choices available for you, making it so that you can easily find the one that best fits your lifestyle.
Folding Mobility Scooters
If you’re looking for something that is smaller in size and can transported from place to place, then you’ll want to to a good look at a mobility scooter. In fact, you can easily put a folding mobility scooter in your car, making transport easy as pie. These scooters are lightweight and easy to fold up into a smaller item, which helps to make them easier for others to move around. When open, you’ll find a nice comfortable seat to sit on as well as a large area in front of the seat to put your feet on, which helps keep your legs out front in out of danger. You’ll be able to use your scooter in a store aisle (without having to worry about running into end caps and the like), on the sidewalk, in your home or any public place. These are a great option for those who don’t need to be sitting all of the time, but would rather take the weight off of their feet and legs as much as possible.
Commonly known and used, wheelchairs have been around for a very long time and in that time have evolved to become slimmer and more useful in public spaces. With that said, they’re still a bit on the bulky side and some users may struggle a bit in tight spaces such as airport lines or grocery store aisles. With that said, getting wheelchairs in and out of vehicles is now easier than ever with wheelchair lifts that can be placed in your vehicle from either the back or the side, depending on what type of vehicle you own. Vans and SUVs are commonly used. Wheelchairs also offer lots of room to hold your belongings and have the option of putting a basket on the front for easy access. Some even come with cup holders of various sizes, making them even more appealing.
Another thing that’s been on the market for a while are crutches. These easy to use and basic pieces of technology are great for temporary injuries to either your feet or legs and can be taken pretty much anywhere, sometimes even to the beach if it is a flat one. It is best to keep in mind however, that crutches are not advised for those who get tired easily or have a heart condition as it does take work to move them around. Generally speaking, you’ll want to look into getting a wheelchair or scooter instead.
Whether you decide to purchase a wheelchair, a mobility scooter or a set of crutches, technology, both old and new is here to help you achieve the best mobility possible.