Although Allan was the first to design and build a mobility scooters, and his company still does, there are numerous other companies who manufacture mobility scooters in various designs and also manufacture other mobility aids. One such company is Pride Mobility, which manufactures the Go Go travel scooter in various designs. A mobility scooter or Travel scooter is specially designed and developed for people with disabilities, or those who suffer from the effects of old age and cannot drive a car, bike, or a normal scooter, but still need to travel and move around. These small sit down battery powered motor scooters provide an important advantage for people with mobility problems all over the world.
The Go Go Travel scooter is very useful for people without the stamina or arm and shoulder flexibility required to use a wheelchair. Since these scooters have seats that can be swiveled, it is easier to manage than moving the foot supports on most of the conventional wheelchairs. A mobility or Travel scooter can be very useful for people with disability conditions like coronary heart disease, weak lungs, arthritis, or obesity, who can still walk a few steps, or are able to stand, or sit upright without support and control the steering of the scooter.
Although Wheelchairs also provide mobility, one of the big reasons for the demand for these Travel Scooters is that they do not look like Wheelchairs at all. The Go Go travel scooter is in fact a fusion of a swivel chair and a scooter, giving it a modern and contemporary look. This scooter is easy to take apart and can be disassembled into five pieces, either for storage, or taking it along on a vacation. The new design even allows for one-handed disassembly making it easier for people with handicaps to manage the scooter. A big advantage of these battery-powered scooters is that they do not weigh as much as the normal scooters and you do not have to strain yourself to push it around as the total weight of these scooters is 100-150 pounds. But they can carry a load of 250-350 pounds. Since these scooters have a top speed of 4-5 miles per hour, they are safe to use with little chance of accidents happening due to speeding.
Some Travel Scooters have on-board battery chargers and some have to be charged with a separate battery charger unit from a standard electric power outlet. The Go Go travel scooter is fitted with FAA approved batteries and has a convenient drop-in battery box. With swivel chair seating, adjustable tillers for steering, solid flat free tires, these scooters provide the required mobility and ease of use to people who would otherwise have to be dependant on near and dear ones for almost everything. For an elderly person, or people with disabilities and handicaps, the mobility that these scooters provide, brings some cheer and happiness to their lives.