Scooter is a mobility device for users who have some ability to walk, but are limited in distance or stamina, as in people with milder forms of cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, stroke survivors, arthritis, and cardiac conditions, among others.

Scooters are used to increase and extend the range of personal mobility and help conserve energy. Scooter users often have difficulty propelling manual wheelchairs, but do not require the sophisticated electronic controls and seating systems common in powered wheelchairs. A number of other physical factors must also be evaluated when determining whether a scooter is an appropriate mobility aid. A scooter user generally must be able to sit upright for extended periods and have sufficient seated balance to maintain an erect posture.

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"Scooter" is in the UNSPSC Code "60124512"
  Scooter boards

Ref: 123465/2006-10-14

 



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