The recent success of folding mobility scooters in the marketplace and the drive towards innovative and stylish product design is helping to remove the stigma of using a powered mobility product.
That’s according to one of the industry’s equipment suppliers who believes that the apparent growth of the folding powerchair market is creating more freedom and independence for people with mobility limitations.
Motion Healthcare, which has a range of three portable folding powerchairs, has been working to capitalise on the trends of the powerchair market and has been developing its designs accordingly.
Tim Mills, who is responsible for developing Motion Healthcare’s business, said the future for the firm’s Foldalite range is “to continue to develop and improve [its] products”.
“As technology allows we will continue to develop a quality range of practical products at affordable prices.”
Motion Healthcare’s portfolio currently consists of the Foldalite, the Foldalite Pro and the Foldalite Trekker.
All three fold in order to be easily loaded into a car boot or to be taken away on a coach trip or flight, for example.
The equipment has a range between 9 and 13 miles and a weight capacity of up to 23 stone, depending on the model. All models also come with a two year warranty.
The market for folding powerchairs and scooters appears to be increasing rapidly as disabled people are now able to travel around more easily.
In the last year a number of suppliers and manufacturers have been working on new folding equipment and this trend appears to be set to continue into next year and beyond.