Mobility Aids & Equipment
Mobility aids, also called mobility equipment, are designed to help individuals who have problems moving around enjoy greater independence and comfort. They come in different types to meet varying needs--from walkers and rollators to scooters and wheelchairs.
Today’s mobility aids are not just about carrying users from one place to another; they are also designed with comfort and functionality in mind. For example, they typically come with comfortable cushion seats, ergonomically designed handles and armrests, and adjustable frame.
Simply put, mobility equipment provides benefits far beyond increased mobility--they give users more independence, confidence, comfort, and above all, dignity.
Most Common Types of Mobility Aids:
Walkers. They come with a frame with legs and handles so the users can lift them for movement.
Rollators. They have wheels and are pushed.
Wheelchairs. They are suitable for individuals with severe disabilities and/or those who need to travel greater distances.
Scooters. These battery-powered mobility aids have footplates and handlebars to control direction.
Benefits of Mobility Aids
The use of disability equipment not just allows users to move from one place to another but also gives them more independence to perform some daily functions. For instance, walkers and scooters fitted with bags or baskets allow disabled people to carry their own stuff.
And with increased independence comes better quality of life and improved confidence.
Who Uses Mobility Aids
Individuals who can benefit from mobility aid accessories:
Individuals recovering from a major surgery
People who have a disability