Benefits of 3 Wheel Mobility Scooters
A mobility scooter has indeed changed the concept of ambulation for the physically challenged members of society, thanks to the ingenuity of the people behind such innovation. In a way, this concept of constant reinvention creates a positive psychological effect, as it somehow dispels the feeling of helplessness among our physically challenged and elderly members, by making ambulation easier and more convenient for them. Even as several individuals have benefited from this state of the art power wheelchairs, varied and newer models and types of mobility scooters are being introduced into the market each trying to outdo the other with particular features and amenities.
In the market now, it is noticeable that there are more four-wheel scooters available than there are three-wheeled ones. Perhaps, the idea that a four-wheel mobility aid offers more stability to its user is what makes it popular.
Of course, it is important to look into this factor for the safety of the user. But, then, there are situations where other factors should be given top consideration in choosing a suitable mobility scooter.
A three-wheel mobility scooter, for instance, has important salient features that can better support the needs of the elderly and physically disabled, to name a few:
Turns efficiency. While it is true that a four-wheel mobility scooter can easily navigate wide sweeping turns, it obviously cannot do as efficiently with sharp ones. The user, or driver, needs to maneuver it back and forth before it can finally make a sharp turn. A three-wheel mobility scooter, however, uses advances in technology that allows it the versatility to make fluid turns. Its single wheel in front makes the sharpest of turns simple and effortless to complete. A three-wheel scooter’s turning radius works better in tight situations, like inside the home.
Freedom of movement. Because a three-wheel mobility scooter is smaller than its four-wheel counterpart, and provides more legroom, it significantly allows more freedom of movement to its user. For many, if not most, elderly persons with disabilities and physically challenged, ease of movement is the more important factor to look for in a mobility aid; and the three-wheel scooter fits just that requirement.
Unless the users’ lifestyle requires frequent outdoor movement and/or traveling longer distances, they would not need a more stable mobility aid. But even if they do need to go outdoors sometimes, they can opt for the full size version of the three-wheel scooter, which has larger tire size and heavier built frames.
Attractive appearance. Let’s face it, one of the more important factors that a person considers in buying things is appearance, and the three-wheel mobility scooter has that. With the constant innovation of technology, this mobility aid has been remodeled to become lighter and compact and yet capable of carrying a maximum weight of 250 pounds. It also comes in different designs and attractive colors. Its streamlined appearance and aerodynamics design makes it appealing to the users.
No one likes to be helpless and inutile; that is why, a mobility scooter is particularly designed to make its users’ lives bearable by providing them sense of independence and confidence.