Before she discovered SmartScoot,™ Clasina F. worried about wheeling around in clothing stores and knocking into or tipping over the racks. Not anymore. “I do much less damage in shops,” she jokes.
Because the SmartScoot™ has front-wheel drive, Clasina feels she has much more maneuverability while shopping and traveling. A larger scooter she uses and others she considered buying didn’t have the same tight turning circle as the SmartScoot™, she says.
“I can get into an elevator, and if it’s not too small, I can do a 360.” In grocery stores, she says she can easily travel down an aisle, do a U-turn and double back around. “It makes it convenient for shopping. I can turn on almost a dime.”
With a type of arthritis that limits her ability to walk, the 65-year-old Canadian needed a lightweight scooter she could handle by herself. “I am annoying, independent and I don’t like depending on other people. I like that I can travel by myself” with the SmartScoot™. “I can tackle any obstacle without any help, and that’s wonderful.”
The SmartScoot,™ she finds, fits easily into the trunk of any car, even small rentals. “I can get it up over a curb or up a short flight of stairs. I can collapse it and take it apart. It has very little volume. It’s relatively light to lift. I can put it in the trunk and pack groceries around it…unload and not feel like I’ve exhausted myself.”
With her SmartScoot,™ Clasina has traveled to Cuba, California, Tampa, and a cruise from Anchorage to Vancouver. “It works in all environments.”
Clasina previously took a larger scooter on a cruise and had to leave it down the hall, she says. “My other scooter was too big to bring into the cabin with me.” With the SmartScoot,™ Clasina is able to move around in her cabin and go on excursions at ports of call. “It’s altogether easier and more convenient to lift. I got
off the ship at all the locations with no problems.”
At airports, Clasina says she makes good use of the SmartScoot™ cargo rack and basket. “This scooter carries a bunch. If I travel alone, I may have a carry-on and a purse and maybe some duty-free purchases. I can carry it all, at least as much as my bigger scooter. I found I can even put a backpack on the back of the seat.”
The SmartScoot is not a wheelchair and is not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. SmartScoot is considered an other power-driven mobility device (OPDMD)
Clasina F. 07/18/2016