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Your experience as a mobility scooter user / wheelchair user during the COVID-19 Pandemic

JuliettePoggiJuliettePoggi Member Posts: 6 Connected
edited October 2020 in News and opportunities
Hello all, thank you for reading my post. Please do not hesitate to give me feedback and ask further questions. 

The Design Age Institute (part of the Royal College of Art) is collaborating with Centaur Robotics. The company has developed a self balancing vehicle which is compact and manoeuvrable.  You can see the vehicle on their website Production is anticipated to commence mid 2021 and the company is now looking to implement features that will allow autonomous control to provide social distancing. 

I would love to hear from people in this community - who rely on mobility scooters or are wheelchair users - about heir experience using your device in public/shared spaces during the Pandemic.

For instance those are some question I would like to ask you:
  • How has your daily life been impacted during the Pandemic?
  • Is it easy to respect social distancing measures with your device?
  • How safe do you feel being a mobility scooter/ wheelchair user during the Pandemic?
  • What you wish your mobility scooter/ wheelchair could have done better or differently?
Please feel free to answer below, some, all or more questions. 
You can also get directly in touch with me at <moderator removed - pending review>
I am also available to meet online, I would relish the opportunity to speak with you!

Many thanks in advance, 


  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,334

    Scope community team

    edited October 2020
    Hello @JuliettePoggi  Thank you for thinking of our community when gathering feedback to inform your vehicle design.  It looks like a promising project.  

    Could you please email the Scope team at [email protected] with more details about how the data you collect will be used to ensure our members safety  :)

    Many thanks.
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  • JuliettePoggiJuliettePoggi Member Posts: 6 Connected
    Dear Cher, many thanks, I will email you straight away

    Very best, 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger

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