Let me start out by saying that I am going to post more here at this Blog in 2012. We are going on 4 years here now ,and I am really excited about hitting that milestone and doing a lot more interesting things here to help people !!
We will continue to give informative commentary on mobility scooters, electric wheelchairs, stair lifts, and many other mobility products……….but I will also be talking about how ways many of you can earn money with some of the free programs on the internet. They are not hard to find ,but I will point you in the exact direction of where to go.
One thing ,as many of you know, I like to talk about is the ways the technology of today can help many out who have disabilities.
And the mobility scooter has been talked about more than any other device on this blog. It is just such a great contraption ! 🙂
It was invented by Allan R. Thieme in 1968. It was a way for him to help out a family member to get around better. Most people of certain disabilities were relegated to the wheelchair up to that time. This made it quite hard because wheelchairs can be so ‘unmobilitizing’ !! With the mobility scooter, it has really opened up a new horizon for many. This first one by Thieme was called the Amigo.
And since the introduction of the Amigo, the mobility scooter has been increased in technical advances almost every year.
As we speak, mobility scooters are either powered by gasoline or electricity. For in door uses mobility scooters powered by electricity are probably most ideal because of the convenience to chargers. But the electrical scooter is more expensive to develop and keep up because charging itself uses a very large amount of electricity.
Whereas the gasoline powered scooter uses less energy than the electrical one. They are more feasible and affordable than the electrical mobility scooters because they are similar to any other gas driven device. Of course, with the world cracking down on emissions from oil and gas this can be a downside to the gas fueled mobility scooter. There is a lot of criticism on this issue !!
The mobility scooter has brought much life back to many. It can swerve at much sharper angles than any electric wheelchair. And going down a street or even a major parkway can be accomplished with a mobility scooter.
We will keep talking more about this great device and how it has been so great in shaping people’s lives for the better !! 😉