For the majority of the population without a mobility difficulty, walking barely requires conscious thought. For those living with mobility difficulty, walking long distances may be difficult or compromise physical safety. Not being able to continue an active lifestyle can compromise emotional well-being. So how do you reconcile the two?
The ability to move around the home and community is central to everyone’s life—going to work or school, doing errands, visiting family and friends. Without the assistance of mobility aids, difficulty walking can lead to increasing isolation, anxiety, and depression. Inactivity can also cause existing medical conditions to worsen. Older buildings often have limited accessibility and sidewalks or other terrain that can be tricky to maneuver, so choosing the correct mobility aid is crucial.
When comparing mobile scooters there are various important factors to consider. What configuration makes the most sense, an agile three-wheeled mobile scooter or a traditional four-wheeled mobile scooter? What power scooter options and features are there for each model? One of the most important features to consider with an electric mobility scooter is the scooter battery. What type of battery is it and how long will the power scooter battery last?
The SmartScoot™ is a three wheeled scooter and stands out as the only model with front-wheel drive. Front-wheel drive is a significant asset for stability when dealing with inclines because the front wheel is ‘pulling’ you up the incline instead of being ‘pushed’ by rear wheels with no power to help steer the front wheel. SmartScoot also utilizes high-density lithium-ion batteries with 7 times the power per pound of the traditional lead-acid batteries found in many scooters – delivering 12 miles of scooter range per charge. SmartScoot meets all FAA regulations for air travel with mobile scooters, and even comes with a power scooter battery compliance certificate to show to airline officials for a smooth travel experience. The full specifications sheet on SmartScoot can be found here.
Sometimes a little help can go a long way. Once you are using the SmartScoot mobility scooter, tasks that were once a struggle can now become a stress-free part of everyday life. A compact, lightweight folding scooter like SmartScoot can be a crucial tool for maintaining an active lifestyle. Unlike a full-size powerchair, a compact and foldable scooter allows you to easily take it along with you in the car, on planes or even cruise ships. Lightweight scooters may be smaller than a full-size power chair, but they are still heavy-duty and boast a full weight capacity. You do not have to let a mobility difficulty repress your desire to see the world and spend time with family.
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