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Do e-Scooters / PLEVs Help Your Disability?

NikPlus
NikPlus Member Posts: 2 Listener

PLEVs (Personal Light Electric Vehicles) such as e-scooters, electric unicycles, and electric skateboards seem to be becoming more popular alternatives to traditional mobility scooters. They're more portable (lighter / smaller) and cheaper.

I have a permanent hole in my abdomen and pelvic scar tissue, resulting from several cancer operations back in 2017. I found a new source of freedom, when I purchased my first electric unicycle which is doing a wonderful job in keeping my core muscles in check and improving mental health. Like e-scooters, my electric unicycle also offers a vertical riding position unlike many traditional mobility scooters.

I have since made many new friends also with disabilities, who rely on their PLEVs for increased mobility and improved mental health. PLEVs seem to be helping people with general walking difficulties (including pensioners) and people with conditions such as, cystic fibrosis, spina bifida, congenital diplegia, autism and single / double leg amputees.

A few companies also sell e-scooter adapters, enabling manual wheelchairs to clip onto an e-scooter, making them temporary powered wheel chairs.

Do you own / ride an e-scooter, electric unicycle or electric skateboard that helps your disability?

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