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What Are Mobility Aids?

picture of a rollatorDisability doesn't mean inability or illness. It is something that some people are born with and others just develop it due to serious medical injuries, conditions and even age.

At any stage in your lifetime, you may also unfortunately develop a disability: The reason could be an impairment or activity limitation. However, becoming disabled doesn't mean that your life will be stuck in a rut. Like a normal human being, a disable person can also learn, play, work as well as enjoy a full, healthy live.

Fortunately, with the advances in science and technology, disability devices and mobility aids have also improved, and are making everyday life more easier for disabled people. These devices are not only helping people with disabilities in becoming self-regulated but also making it less likely that they would struggle to fit in society.

Also, the price of these devices is very reasonable, and you can buy these at anywhere you want.

So What Exactly Mobility Aids are?

Mobility aids are devices that are designed to assist a physically disabled person being more mobile without any help from others. By using these specially designed medical devices, people with mobility impairment can perform their daily work, and even can continue a professional job.

Hundreds of companies across the globe are now producing these specially designed medical supplies such as These companies study the needs of people with mobility impairment and manufacture these products accordingly to provide maximum level of comfort with ease.

Also, most of the equipment are completely customized devices, specially designed to suit every person with disability – from children to elderly one.

Popular Mobility Equipment

Today, a wide range of mobility aids is available in the market to help people in need. Some of the popular mobility aids include walkers or walking sticks, walking frames, elbow crutches, traditional wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, mobility scooters and medical scooters.

Walkers or Walking Frames

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Walkers or walking frames are designed to provide an additional support to disabled children or senior people who are unable to maintain their body balance or stability while walking. These mobility tools have been found very handy, helpful for individuals who are recovering from a back or leg injury.


Crutch training at school

Crutches are the most oldest mobility tool that is still in use today. This mobility aid tool helps to transfer our body’s weight from the legs to the upper part. Disabled people often use crutches to help support their legs and maintain body balance.


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A Wheelchair is a specially designed mobility aid that helps ease walking difficulties. Disabled children or elderly people who are unable to walk or move due to serious medical condition, injury or disability often use wheelchairs to ease their walking difficulties. There are two types of wheelchairs: manual or traditional and electric wheelchairs.

The manual wheelchairs are manufactured with simple design. Any occupant can move these devices turning the rear wheels. Users of these wheelchairs often find handles behind their seat to push, and move on.

The electric wheelchair provides more independence and comfort to disabled people. Users of these wheelchairs don’t require using their hands to turn the rear wheels. An electric wheelchair is battery powered, so all an user need to do is pushing the "go" button.

Mobility Scooters

EvRider Royal 4 Mobility Scooter
A mobility scooter is somewhat similar to an electric wheelchair, but its design and configuration is just like a motor scooter. The purpose of this mobility vehicle is also quite similar to an electric wheelchair. However, this mobility vehicle is particularly useful for those who can stand up, sit and walk a few steps without any support, but are greatly suffering with systemic or whole-body disabling medical conditions, for example arthritis, obesity, coronary or lung issues, etc.

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⚠️ Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be considered as medical advice. Please consult a healthcare professional for personalized advice.