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New Mobility Products Enhance Lives: New Web Site Launched as Resource for Mobility Products – by Steven Hunter

No Comments 24 November 2009

A new web site launched as a clearing house for mobility Products information ‘You Can Be Mobile’ is the new information resource to help sort out the confusion over Mobility products (PRWEB) September 29, 2005 — In recent years personal mobility has become big business, and like many other markets there are unscrupulous marketers out there using it to bilk the public out of literally millions of dollars each and every year. These dishonest or less then reputable sellers of inadequate and sometimes unsafe products have given the industry a black eye, and short of even more drastic Government regulations, it’s a mark that may remain for quite some time. Even so, that does not lessen the legitimate need in our society for persons with impairments or disabilities to be mobile. Herein demonstrates the urgent need to be well informed before an equipment purchase. Expensive advertising and slick sales pitches don’t necessarily mean quality products, no matter what the ads might say. Often time’s outstanding products are not as well advertised as products of higher quality and greater value to the consumer, for many reasons. When to purchase a new power chair, electric scooter or wheel chair can run into the thousands of dollars, and continue to carry cost after the sale such as scheduled maintenance, service and repair, making the right choice is not something to be taken lightly. Often a company will price a moderate or even high quality product at a price that seems very attractive to the customer. But what isn’t stated with great clarity is what the true cost of upkeep will be in coming months and years that the products remain in service. Many times because of cleverly hidden, high maintenance costs, the company selling the product will double or triple the cost of ownership. Make sure that all the details of maintenance costs are up front, in writing in the original sales contract. Don’t be fooled into buying a low priced quality item only to find out later that it has stings attached. Things to consider when purchasing a new mobility product might include these: – Does the company have a local service? How long will it take to get service if a products fails to perform, or needs repair? – Is the company upfront in volunteering information about the cost of maintenance, or is it a subject that is swept under the rug. Be cautious of companies that don’t outline completely service related costs, especially for electric mobility products – Be suspect of over anxious sales persons. Never be rushed into a sale. Reputable companies are in the business for the long haul, and one day, more or less will not make or break the company. On the other side of the same coin, service should be personal. If the company doesn’t seem to be able to give prompt friendly, personal service prior to the sale, this might be an indicator of what things to come might be like as well. – Do a close inspection of the product before purchase. If personal inspection is not practical, find a trusted person with at least some mechanical ability to inspect and report on the equipment or product. Never take at face value company claims of quality and durability. When it comes to mobility products, too much plastic should be a red flag. – Check out the company with the Better Business Bureau, to many complaints registered against a company might be a reason to consider looking elsewhere. In the same respect be cautious of companies that are not listed or do not have a Better Business Bureau history, they may be very new, with little information from which to judge by. Although there is no cut and dried, tried and true method to precisely gauge which product is the best or proper for a particular use, being informed is the best weapon against product misrepresentations and false claims. The new web site” You Can Be Mobile” at www.ucanbemobile.com is a place to find information, a place to become well informed before buying any mobility product. Informative articles and links to manufacturers and reputable vendors can be found, helping to clear away the misinformation that is abundant today. Good information and sound thinking are what is required to make wise choices when it comes to purchasing any type of mobility product, be it power chairs, electric scooters, or wheelchairs of any sort. Visit www.ucanbemobile.com/articles for more informative articles

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Mobility Electric Scooters for the Elderly! – by Sally Johnson

No Comments 24 November 2009

No need to feel disabled any longer. Advanced mobility electric scooters can provide independence for the handicapped, disabled or elderly.

There has been much advancement in the field of wheelchairs, specifically mobility wheelchairs. But now there is something even more versatile, mobility electric scooters. When it comes to the elderly or handicapped mobility scooters may be the best thing since sliced bread.

In the past disabled persons would lose out on many uplifting activities. But with the innovations in mobility scooters, the elderly and handicapped are not feeling quite as old or as feeble as they once were. Why? When you can get around almost as well as active healthy people you can return to being a part of the family or community. Independence is once again your ally. The ability to get around the house or out in public once again can be a major boost in a persons self worth. No more dependence on others to perform common everyday tasks.

Motorized electric scooters for people with a handicap are fast becoming the way of the future. With technological advances being made with regard to electric mobility scooters it’s no wonder they have taken the disabled world by storm. It’s a thrill seeing a 90 year old man walking his dog with the help of a mobility electric scooter, something that he wouldn’t have been possible just a few short years ago. But now there is practically nowhere a person can’t go with the help of an electric motor scooter.

There are gas motor scooters and electric motorized scooters, but for the handicapped gas scooters are out and electric is in. No need for gas, just plug it in for a recharge and then off you go with full independence once again. These wonderful scooters are getting faster and lighter. Plus, the scooter batteries have drastically improved, allowing much longer periods of driving without the need for a recharge. Wouldn’t it be nice being able to scoot around all day without the need for a charge?

Another advantage of mobility electric motor scooters is the cost. They are not only becoming increasingly less expensive, but if a person is disabled or handicapped it may even be possible to have Medicare or other medical insurance pick up some or all of the tab.

When purchasing an electric scooter be sure to take it for a test drive before buying. The most important thing is making sure that your motorized scooter is comfortable. By purchasing a comfortable scooter it’ll be a pleasant drive anywhere you go. Another consideration is the cost. If at all possible have your health insurance company pay for part of the price. But even if you have no insurance it is well worth the price. No price can be put on being independent and mobile, especially if you’ve been laid up for awhile.

One of the many options available in mobile electric scooters is their number of wheels. There are models that have either 3 wheels or 4 wheels. The 3 wheel scooters are typically lighter in weight. The 4 wheel models are typically heavier, but may be a little better balanced when going quickly around a turn. Two wheels in the front make for a more stable vehicle around sharp corners. Once again, it is wise to test drive before buying.

There are many different options including colors, sizes, weights, number of wheels, battery capacity and the types of seats. If chosen carefully an electric scooter can become one of the best purchases ever made for the handicapped, disabled or elderly.

Sally Johnson writes about many topics. Spreading the word about the wonderful world of mobility electric scooters is one of her missions. For more information about mobility electric scooters please visit her site.

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Handicap Scooter vs. Wheelchair – How to Tell Which One is Right for You – by Scooter Review Team

No Comments 24 November 2009

Right now you may be at a point in your life where you need help getting around. You can’t move around the house and outside like you used to. And walking in a grocery store to do your shopping is now a monumental task. In these instances, that’s where a good electric wheelchair or handicap scooter comes into play. Problem is, which one do you pick? What follows are different points to keep in mind so as to help you make the right decision.
· First off, if you’re working with a clinician or aid, talk with them about your particular situation and get their feedback. Odds are, they’ll be able to tell you decisively whether a scooter or wheelchair is right for you.
· The control issue: Keep in mind scooters are steered with a tiller much like a bicycle’s handlebar. While electric wheelchairs are operated by a programmable joystick. That said, your upper body ability to manipulate a “handlebar” style control vs. a joystick will go a long way in determining which one you choose.
· Posture/Support issue: If the mobility aid user has a posture/spinal support issue then a wheelchair will usually be the better buy as they tend to offer features like power stand, power recline, power tilt, and power elevation.
· The transportation issue: When it comes to the user of the mobility aid doing a lot of driving and traveling, which device you choose will largely be based on this too. For instance, handicap scooters depending upon the model can be broken down into multiple parts for each storage in a car’s trunk or stored in a min-van or SUV. Whereas, a wheelchair (unless a foldable, non-electric) cannot be stored in the trunk. In that case, an electric wheelchair requires what’s called a lift and may very well require a wheelchair van for transportation.
· On the driving issue: When it comes to going from your mobility aid to actually driving your VAN/Mini-van, it’s important to note that scooters aren’t as safe as a seat in a motor vehicle. They’re also harder to tie down. However, you can operate your vehicle from a power wheelchair – and they’re safer than a handicap scooter because they have a 4-point tie down.
· On price: Scooters are more affordable than wheelchairs. Of course, when comparing the two a lot of it has to do with the “add-on” features you request.
Written by the Mobility Scooter Review Team. Go to www.electric-mobility-scooter-reviews.com to see more free articles, tips and info. Updated weekly! This is the ultimate resource on mobility scooters.

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Freedom With Mobility Scooters – by Lyn Davis

No Comments 24 November 2009

Mobility scooters can provide a great sense of freedom for those with physical challenges. There are many variations of mobility scooters available. The styles, colors, size and features vary greatly – to meet the needs of many different people. Popularity for scooters has grown in the past few years. Leading manufacturers include such names as Invacare, Pride,….. Advertising campaigns abound on television, print, radio, and billboards touting the convenience and benefits of various models of scooters.
When considering the purchase of a mobility scooter, there must be careful consideration of what the primary use of the scooter will be.
Will the scooter be used primarily indoors or outdoors?
What is the size and weight of the user of the scooter? The scooter should be matched to the size of the rider to assure that the rider will be able to easily handle the scooter.
The scooter must provide a comfortable ride, especially if the rider will be seated for a considerable amount of time.
Mobility scooters generally are much more compact and provide easier maneuverability than a power wheelchair. Scooters are more compact than power wheelchairs – usually the seat is either removable or it can be folded down. These foldable scooters are often referred to as travel scooters. They can be quickly folded down and placed in an average size car trunk. Many of the scooters can even be taken with you when you travel on an airline. If you plan on booking a fight, check with the airline to make sure of size or weight restrictions of taking your scooter with you.
Mobility scooters come in three wheeled or four wheeled models. Te three wheeled scooter provides more maneuverability, and often provides many convenient features, such as swivel seats, comfortable arm rests, and storage baskets. Make sure the scooter you choose can accommodate the weight of the rider; some of the more compact scooters may only accommodate a weight of 250 pounds or less. However there is a few that can accommodate larger individuals. Four wheeled mobility scooters usually provide more stability because of the wider wheel base – they may be best suitable for more rugged outdoor terrain. Some scooters have a distance range of as much as 25 miles. This distance can vary depending upon the weight of the rider as well as added weight of any other cargo.
RV owners may even find some of the lightweight two wheeled scooters will meet their needs, but the two wheeled models may not meet the needs of the some people.
Most places that sell mobility scooters will provide information and assistance in choosing a mobility scooter that will be best matched to the individual needs of the rider.

Lyn Davis is a freelance writer who enjoys Gardening, for more information on mobility scooters.

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Free Winter Olympic 8220Skin8221 Available for PI Protector Mobility Suite – by Jan Olsen

No Comments 24 November 2009

Imagine LAN offers free 2006 Winter Olympic Skin for its award-winning P.I. Protector™ Mobility Suite Software. Nashua, NH (PRWEB) February 13, 2006 — imagine LAN Inc., the leading provider of mobility, system health and security solutions for mobile professionals and “on the go” users of USB flash drives, announced the availability of a free 2006 Winter Olympic “skin” for use with its popular portable email and private browsing product – P.I. Protector™ Mobility Suite. The “Torino 2006” Winter Olympic skin is available as a free download from imagine LAN’s website (www.imaginelan.com). The skin is compatible with both the U3™ and non-U3 versions of P.I. Protector Mobility Suite software. P.I. Protector’s patent-pending portable e-mail technology has addressed the growing consumer need to carry e-mail on a portable USB flash drive for use on multiple PCs. P.I. Protector provides the only portable e-mail solution in its category to offer support for both Outlook and Outlook Express e-mail. In addition, P.I. Protector provides private Internet Explorer Web browsing with portable browser settings, and profile-based file synchronization. P.I. Protector may be purchased from imagine LAN’s online store (www.imaginelan.com/buy.html), and U3 Smart Drive users can purchase the software from the U3 Software Central site at http://software.u3.com/, or by selecting “Add Programs” from their U3 LaunchPad menu. Founded in 1992 and privately held, imagine LAN Inc. develops USB “FlashWare” – mobility, system health and security applications designed to take advantage of the compact, portable nature of the USB flash drive and other portable storage devices. Designed for Microsoft Windows users with multiple PCs and people with “on the go” lifestyles, imagine LAN provides innovative solutions that help flash drive users work more efficiently, productively, and with greater privacy and security. Currently, there are more than 30 million users of imagine LAN products worldwide. Customers include original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Fortune 1000 corporations, government and educational institutions, resellers, small/home office and individual end-users. For more information about imagine LAN products, visit the company’s Web site at http://www.imaginelan.com/products.html. imagine LAN is located at 74 Northeastern Blvd., Suite 12, Nashua, N.H., 03062. P.I. Protector is a trademark if imagine LAN, Inc. U3 is a trademark of U3 LLC. All other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners. Media Contact: Jan Olsen http://www.imaginelan.com/media_contact/jan_olsen.html

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