Mobility scooters are specifically designed for those who can no longer walk long distances – whether indoors or outdoors – but they also can cater to a range of different needs. For example, scooters are also widely used by people who have breathing difficulties or heart conditions.
Mobility scooters are safe and easy to use. In all cases, a person using a scooter should be able to safely transfer on and off the scooter with little or no help. The scooter user should also be able to maintain their seated position without falling in any direction once seated. If you or the person who would be using the scooter is unable to maintain an upright position when seated, you may be better suited to a power chair.