Mobility Plus Pro
Thank you for visiting Mobility Plus Pro, your best and most reliable option to stay mobile, active and independent! Our mission is to help anyone who needs to keep or regain the freedom of mobility.
Our team of mobility experts brings 75 combined years of experience in healthcare and US veteran relations allowing us to provide you with professional and expert knowledge. We care for our veterans and offer special deals for veterans. One of our owners is a veteran, his father was a purple heart recipient, and his grandfathers were both veterans. Another owner is a woman with a background as an Integrative Health Coach and is particularly sensitive to women’s mobility needs.
Whether it is a foldable electric scooter, lightweight electric scooter, portable electric scooter, travel electric scooter, 2 wheel electric scooter, 3 wheel electric scooter, 4 wheel electric scooter, mini car, or an electric all terrain mobility scooter we have it. Even though we are a U.S. company, our website translates to any language to make communication easy. We give money annually to various charities and provide special events for veterans! Buy one of OUR scooters and help someone in need it at the same time. We send you a free gift just for ordering a full size scooter!
The History of Mobility
by Rachel Anderson
Happy Disability History Week! To celebrate this week, we will be highlighting the history of a few different AT devices.
No one knows exactly when the first wheelchair was invented, however its origins date back to ancient times. The earliest records of a wheeled transportation device were found in a stone carving in China and an image on a Greek vase of a wheeled child’s bed.
The first known wheelchair purposefully designed for disability and mobility was called an “invalid’s chair”. It was invented in 1595 specifically for King Phillip II of Spain. The chair had small wheels attached to the end of a chair’s legs and it included a platform for Phillip’s legs and an adjustable backrest. It could not be self-propelled but most likely the King always had servants transporting him around.
Skipping forward to 1655, Steven Farffler was a young German watchmaker with a disability that limited his mobility. He is the first known person to invent and use a wheelchair that could be independently propelled. It was a stable chair mounted on a 3-wheeled chassis with attached handles on both sides of the front wheel used to propel the chair forward. Mr. Farffler, who is believed to have had paraplegia, created the wheelchair himself when he was only 22 years old!
The Bath Chair
In 1783, John Dawson of Bath, England invented a wheelchair and named it after his town. The Bath wheelchair had two large wheels in the back and one small one in the front. The user would steer the chair by a stiff handle, but all the Bath designs had to be pushed or pulled by a donkey or horse, as they were heavy. The Bath wheelchair did outsell all other models of wheelchairs for 40 years.
Then, in the 1800s, the first wheelchairs that are more similar to today’s designs were developed. In 1869 a patent was taken out on a wheelchair that could be self-propelled and had large wheels at the back. Wheelchairs were starting to get less bulky but still were not easily transportable until 1932 when the folding tubular steel version was made by Harry Jennings. Harry Jennings was an engineer that designed it for his friend, Herbert Everest. Together they founded Everest and Jennings company, which had a monopoly on the wheelchair industry for decades.
iBot gives young woman newfound freedom
Electric-powered wheelchairs were invented by George Klein and others to assist injured veterans after WWII. As you know, designs from then have consistently improved in size, weight and to adapt to an individual’s needs. They are even currently developing a new “iBot type chair“ (the former iBot chair is currently discontinued and was extremely expensive) that can rise up on to two wheels, walk up and down stairs, traverse sand, gravel and water and cannot be easily flipped over. Some speculate that in the future wheelchairs will be able to be controlled by neurological impulses from the brain.
Mobility Scooter or Power Chair- How to Choose?
The fist thing to consider when choosing which would to purchase. First, one must consider their own individual needs. If you are disabled or, it would be wise to ask your physician for some advice as well as to what your specific needs might be.
The main difference between a power chair and disability scooter are this:
If you are disabled and are confined to a full time mobility aid, then a chair might be for you. If you are looking for something for indoor use, maybe to get around the house better…then a chair is for you. We have a whole line of various types of chairs, even popular Quantum Chairs if this is the case.
However, a wheel chair or power chair is just that, a CHAIR! A movable chair with variations to weight capacity style functions etc. but still a chair. For indoor use they are great, there compact size and maneuverability and range per charge makes them extremely versatile. The uses are still limited in a power chair. If you need to go uphills or on various terrain to include gravel, grass or sand a power wheel chair might not be the best option.
If you have trouble getting around. If you cant walk far distances. Bad knees, bad back, diabetes, gout, swollen feet, or just want to use for shopping, visiting museums or take on vacations like Disney or a cruise ships. Then a Mobility Scooter is for you. You don’t have to be disabled to enjoy the benefits of an electric power scooter. Technology has come a long way in Elderly Scooters… they now make them super light weight and portable, even foldable, some even fold by remote control so you don’t have to lift a finger.
If your needs are specific to a chair but want the mobility of a scooter then a hybrid mobility vehicle is for you. We offer a whole line of Ev Rider products specially geared toward the needs of someone who wants to regain or sustain there mobility and freedom.