We are the appointed dealer for AGIS Mobility. We are specialises in mobility scooter for the adults & elderly and motorised wheelchair for the disabled. We carry 9 products because of the stability, comfort, safety and they are most popular in Singapore market. AGIS Mobility is the authorised distributor for Heartway Mobility Medical Device in Singapore. With AGIS Mobility, you invest more than a electric scooter or motorised wheelchair – you are investing in peace of mind. (Agility, Actively on the Go, Independent and Safely.
Electric mobility scooter and motorised wheelchair for elderly cannot replace everything that a car can do but it does make getting around much easier than walking!
Combined with a public bus system, elderly can access most parts of their city with their electric mobility scooter or motorised wheelchair such as shopping, recreation centers, senior centers, friends’ houses, doctors’ offices and other places of interest. They give many elderly their freedom and independence back.
Electric mobility scooters and motorised wheelchair also cost less than a car and can be used inside – making shopping easier.
They are battery powered and can be charged over night. They can go forward or reverse and the speed can be regulated.
What is an Mobility Scooter?
Not to be mistaken for the ones used by hippy teenagers skating on the street, the electric scooter, or mobility scooter, is a transport aid for those who require assistance getting around. It has a flat area for the feet and a steer in front of the seat to navigate the device. Depending on the model, the scooters may have three to five wheels. The mobility scooter is battery-operated and can be easily charged onboard or separately. It is also easily detachable and portable but such models are usually more expensive because of the lightweight materials used. The heavy models are cheaper and generally recommended for daily use. Overall, the mobility scooter is more afforadable than the motorized wheelchair.
The mobility scooter is especially ideal for elders and disabled who are weak in the limbs and yet want to remain independent. For those who refuse to be seen in a wheelchair – motorized or not – due to the stigma the society has put on it, the electric scooter is an ideal alternate mobility device. However, the electric scooter is more suitable for users who still have some form of upper body mobility because the steering is in front of the seat and requires the user to raise the arms in order to navigate the device. Some may even require the user to sit upright to handle the steer. Otherwise, the mobility scooter may be difficult, tiring and even dangerous for the user as he or she may fall or lose control of the electric mobility scooter.
While the device is a scooter in design, its speed is nothing like the motor scooters on the road. The electric mobility scooter for elderly and disabled is limited to about 10km/h, making it speed-safe for all users on the street. In recent years, more care and concern for the welfare of the less mobile have been showered, as seen in the increasing availability of wheelchair-friendly public facilities in developed cities. The electric mobility scooter complements such initiatives and allows users to get around and carry on their daily lives with minimum external assistance. As the batteries of the electric mobility scooter can only run for short hours per charge, it is more suitable for use within the neighborhood, such as grocery shopping and visiting the clinic for medical appointments, than travelling over long distances. Otherwise it is advisable to prepare an extra battery or ensure that there are stopovers to recharge the batteries.
What is a Motorised Wheelchair?
A motorised wheelchair is a chair with wheels that could be steered and operated by the seated user easily using the motor attached below the seat. It uses battery as a power source to create electric propulsion and thus, do not require the seated user to turn the rear wheels by hands or another person to push it using the handles behind the seat manually.
People who have difficulties walking due to disability, injury or illness often use the motorized wheelchair. As compared to the traditional manual wheelchair, the motorized wheelchair is especially useful for those who have limited mobility in the arms and would not be able to turn the rear wheels. The motorized wheelchair usually has a small joystick mounted on the armrest; the user can flick the joystick easily with his or her fingers with minimum strength and navigate the device.
The motorized wheelchair can be used both indoors and outdoors. Like the traditional manual wheelchair, the motorized wheelchair is foldable and can be put in the car boot and transported to parks for use at family picnic. The more expensive models use lightweight materials to make the device more easily transportable.
In recent years, with deepened understanding and care for the less mobile, public facilities in developed cities are becoming increasingly wheelchair-friendly, making it simpler for the wheelchair-bounded users to access to various public spaces. The motorized wheelchair complements such initiatives and is suitable for those who would want to get around independently and carry on with their daily lives without extra assistance from others.
While the motorized wheelchair encourages physically-challenged users to regain some independence, there are still some restrictions that the user must take note of. The batteries can only be run for short hours per use, thus it is more ideal for use within the neighborhood and not when travelling over long distances. Otherwise, it is advisable to ensure that an extra battery was brought along to change or a stopover resting point to recharge the batteries. Otherwise, you can also navigate the wheelchair manually or with the help of others. In addition, motorized wheelchairs can be used outdoors but it may not be suitable for all types of terrains such as beaches and uneven mud. Thus the wheels would have to be changed and adapted to the particular terrain to increase stability and mobility.
The motorized wheelchair is more expensive than the traditional one but the benefits definitely outweigh the cost.