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Coolpeds - Tips to Buying a Mobility Device If one of your loved ones suffers from a disease that makes getting around difficult, a mobility device such as a scooter or wheelchair is something that can be considered one of the most valuable possessions. But purchasing the right mobility device for him is of equal importance. Failure to purchase the right product just means more days or weeks or months or even years of agony for your loved one. This article tries to impart ideas and looks at options for effective mobility product buying. First thing do is to look at the kinds of mobility items you can purchase. Manual wheelchair is the perhaps the most common and traditional device bought by individuals with mobility problems. Manual wheelchair is ideal for a person who has good upper body strength needed to propel the device.

Another mobility device that is gaining popularity in the market today is power wheelchair. Pretty similar to manual but this is intended for those who who lack this upper body strength. This device is powered by batteries and is steered with a joystick. It must be noted, however, that this kind of mobility device is not recommended for a person suffering from visual perception.


A mobility scooter is a product that blends the functionality of a wheelchair with for form of a scooter. It is steered with a handlebar. Just like a power wheelchair, it is recommended for a person who lacks the stamina of his upper body to move a manual wheelchair. However, this particular device offers fewer medical options as compared to a wheelchair. That only means, it is not suitable for a person who needs supports for his head or body.

When it comes to buying options, you are to decide whether you buy a new or second hand device. Of course, buying a new mobility device is the better choice as you have a better chance of getting an item that is perfect for him. Buying a new item also has a product warranty which is necessary should repair is needed in the future. Please not that repairing a mobility device can be expensive. You also need to take into account the importance of servicing and spare parts. This means it is better to purchase a product with a brand name - from a trusted company. This gives you an assurance that replacements for defective parts can be replaced easily.

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Coolpeds - Tips to Buying a Mobility Device  

Manual wheelchair is the perhaps the most common and traditional device bought by individuals with mobility problems. Manual wheelchair is i...

Coolpeds - Tips to Buying a Mobility Device  

Manual wheelchair is the perhaps the most common and traditional device bought by individuals with mobility problems. Manual wheelchair is i...

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