I’ve just added a new article in the website power wheelchair section on the Jazzy® Elite ES portable Power Wheelchair. The Elite ES is different than many other portable power wheelchairs in that it is a front wheel drive design that has a very small turning radius for exceptional maneuverability indoors or in tight areas.
While most portable power wheelchairs are designed to fold for loading into vehicles and for easy storage the Elite ES can be dis-assembled into 4 pieces with the heaviest piece weighing about 48 pounds.
I’ve just added a short article on the Alberta Aids to Daily Living program for those interested. The program is only available to residents of Alberta who have a long term (six months or more) medical need for equipment and medical supplies.
In many ways it is similar to the Ontario Assistive Devices Program (ADP) but it caps the user contribution to $500.00 per year, in some categories of equipment, the user may get a used piece of equipment instead of new and amny bathrooom aids are included.
Yesterday I published a page on the Pride Mobility Go-Go travel scooters and today I have added a similar page that presents information on their full size scooters.
These full size scooters are available in 7 models and are primarily designed for outdoor and longer distance use. They are larger scooters and many have features such as headlights, turn signals, suspension, longer travel range on a charge and more power.
I’ve just posted a page with information on the Go-Go mobility scooters from Pride Mobility. There are 7 models of the Go-Go scooters with most models offering both a 3 wheeled and 4 wheeled version.
These are small scooters often referred to as portable or travel scooters that are intended to be easy to dis-assemble or fold up to fit into vehicles so they can be transported to the venue where they will be used.
These are not scooters that one would purchase to travel long distances or spend a lot of time on rough terrains.
I seem to be on a roll today. I’ve just added the EZee Travel scooter from EZee Life to the scooter section of the Mobility Basics website for those who want specific information on specific products.
The EZee travel is a portable, lightweight, folding, rear wheel drive mobility scooter that has a weight capacity of 250 pounds.
This scooter is designed to be loaded into a vehicle and taken to places where extended periods of walking may be encountered. Its light weight (59 lb) and small size allows it to fit into most vehicle types.
I’ve just added another mobility scooter profile to the site’s scooter section for those who want to see some specific information on specific products.
The EZee Classic scooter is a front wheel drive portable scooter designed to be lightweight, easily foldable and taken apart for easy loading into and out of vehicles. This scooter is ideal for those who want to be able to a take their scooter with them to a mall, park or other venue where there may be a lot of walking involved.
The Easy Classic’s best feature is that their small size and light weight allows most people to disassemble and fold it to fit into vehicles without the need of a lift of some sort.
After a bit of a break I’ve begun adding some new content to the site.
Today I began providing information on specific power wheelchairs that people may be interested in. While it will be impossible to list every model of every make of power wheelchair I’m hoping I can provide a good cross section of chairs in each category that visitors can see to get a grasp of what’s available on the market.
I’ve started with two power chairs that I’ve classed as portable folding wheelchairs. These chairs look similar but have some different features and specifications that may make them appropriate, or not, for people interested in this type of wheelchair.
These first two chairs are chairs sold by my advertisers but this isn’t the reason they are listed and it doesn’t preclude my presenting other chairs from companies that don’t advertise here. I used them to begin because I’m most familiar with these companies. There will be more to come.
I read an article yesterday about a fairly young man found on the ground in his driveway between his wheelchair and his car. He was a fairly healthy man who played sports likely was in pretty good shape in spite of his inability to walk. It appears he spent the night there and the wind chill was approaching -40 degrees. He did not survive.
I guess there was a power failure in his neighbourhood and one neighbour speculated that he might have been trying to get in his car for warmth.
This past week I’ve been working on making the MobilityBasics website an encrypted website. Although we do not collect any information from our visitors, do not sell any products and don’t have any payment gateways there are a few good reasons for encrypting the site for the peace of mind of our visitors.
Many websites these days are fully encrypting their sites in an effort to make the web more secure and Google will be rewarding them, in the future, by ranking them higher than non-encrypted sites. I believe full encryption is a good idea for all sites and haven’t waited for it to become the norm before encrypting Mobilitybasics.ca. It’s good for you and it’s good for me. Continue reading “Website Encryption”