Is the SmartScoot ™ Mobility Scooter a Wheelchair?

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The SmartScoot ™ mobility scooter is not a wheelchair. It’s not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) like wheelchairs and other motorized medical devices. A wheelchair is designed for people who have disabilities and are confined or limited to a seated position.

In contrast, the SmartScoot™ mobility scooter is not a medical device. It is designed for anyone – disabled or not – who can operate it safely. That requires a combination of healthy traits and abilities such as good vision, strength, coordination, balance and concentration.

Here are a few guidelines: Users should be able to stand and walk independently or with limited assistance. They must be able to mount or dismount the motorized scooter without help or risk of falling and judge speeds, distances and slopes.

The SmartScoot ™ is classified as a mobility scooter or other power-driven mobility device (OPDMD).  Similar products include Segways and golf carts used for personal transportation. While these are designed for outside use, the SmartScoot™ can be used for leisure or recreational activities inside and outside your home. It is versatile enough to navigate a wide variety of environments and accommodate a diverse spectrum of users, including those with special needs.

So as much as the SmartScoot ™ can be a great help for people to with mobility issues – the SmartScoot ™ is not a wheelchair.

More about SmartScoot™

SmartScoot™ is a foldable, lightweight, electric mobility scooter. It’s perfect for the elderly, the disabled, or anyone who leads an active lifestyle but needs help getting around. Our lightweight, folding mobility scooters are easy to use, transport, and store. Weighing only 40 pounds when fully assembled, SmartScoot™ mobility scooters can break down into smaller, ultra lightweight parts. Because of this, it comfortably fits into almost any vehicle’s trunk! In addition, With up to 12 miles of battery range in a single charge of its lithium-ion battery, your SmartScoot™ folding mobility scooter will never leave you in a bind.

The SmartScoot™ lightweight folding mobility scooter can serve all your needs!

SmartScoot™ lightweight folding mobility scooter features an adjustable, comfortable seat. It can accommodate almost any body type, with a 300 lb. weight capacity. Additionally, its adjustable rear wheel width adds an extra touch of stability to your ride. As a result of its small size, SmartScoot™ can travel on planes and cruise ships!

Will you use your lightweight mobility scooter for everyday uses like shopping? Perhaps it be used for travel on airplanes or cruises. Will your scooter need to be easily carried upstairs or frequently climb hills? Maybe your ideal mobility scooter needs to fill all of these roles. SmartScoot™can serve all your needs!