Scooters For The Handicapped

Handicap scooters are a boon for those who are weak and physically challenged. They are the most sought after of devices  for those people who have a mobility problem. The handicap scooters help them to move around their neighborhood, home, shopping malls and grocery shops without taking any body's help.

Handicap scooters used to be very heavy and bulky. Technological advancement and research have brought about a sea change in terms of the size, convenience and weight of such scooters.

Handicap scooters are divided into two categories based on the source of the power. One is battery powered  and other is operated is equipped with a gas motor. The electric handicap scooter is more convenient than the gas powered one and is in greater demand.  The batteries last a long time before needing a recharge. The electric scooter is increasingly accepted as a means by which the elderly and physically disabled can travel.

Handicap scooters are available in a variety of models and colors.

The three and four wheel designs are the most popular variety The three wheel scooters are designed to carry a weight of up to 220 to 250 pounds. While the four wheel handicap scooters hold up to 350-400 pounds. The four wheeled scooter is heavier than the three wheeled one and can weigh up to 200 pounds.

It is easy to carry the handicap scooters or store them in the trunk of a car. Handicap scooters also come with different styles and seat types.  These handicap scooters also consist of other accessories like baskets, rearview mirror, on-board charging, recline seat and flip up arm rests.

The prices of the different handicap scooters vary with brand, style and model. Some of the leading brands in the manufacturing of the handicap scooters are Invacare, Pacesaver, Honda, Ranger, Pride, Easy-Light and Trail Blazer. Handicap scooters are also available in the market at discounted rates for the budget conscious people.

If you are handicapped and need to be mobile then consider going in for a handicap scooter. It will give you a sense of independence and relief knowing that you can move around or travel short distances freely at your own will.