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How This New Mobility Scooter And Power Wheelchair Trend Could Benefit You

Rey Manzano |

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Hi-tech mobility scooters and power wheelchairs provide independence for people that face challenges with walking. It allows them to move around the home without depending on anyone and participate in outdoor activities, including family functions, vacations, and cruises. 

Consequently, in recent years, the trend of baby boomers staying active later in life has made mobility scooters increasingly popular. These mobility aids can be easily hired in supermarkets, shopping centers, and tourist attractions and are widely available to buy on the high street. 

North America is currently the largest market for mobility devices due to high purchasing power. It's also a result of the old age population's ability to buy medical equipment at a subsidized rate, and increasing media awareness. However, the whole world is also following suit. 

Here are a few interesting statistics fueling the trend:

  • The growing population of older people in developed countries such as Japan, where the level of income is high, drives the market growth for electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters. 
  • According to the United Nations (UN), the number of people above sixty was 962 million in 2017 and is expected to reach 2.1 billion by 2050. 
  • The old-age population of the world is increasing. The UN estimates that by 2030, the old-age population will outgrow the children population with a ratio of 1.04 to 1. 
  • Economic development in countries such as India has given many job opportunities to the younger population, who now cannot properly care for the older population. 
  • According to, there are an estimated one billion people or 15% of the global population suffering from some form of disability, and nearly 20% of these one billion people are victims of significant disabilities. 
  • Reckless and unsustainable development in emerging economies has increased the risk of lung and heart-related diseases. According to Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 13 people and 1 in 12 children have asthma. These patients cannot travel long distances on foot or manual wheelchair. 

These factors are driving the market growth for electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Consequently, the market expects to exhibit a growth rate of nearly 11% during the forecast period 2020-2025. 

We expect these estimates to be surpassed if the stakeholders can create awareness about the unique features of electric wheelchairs such as efficient braking. High costs need to be reduced, and there should be charging and mobility infrastructure readily available.

It will undoubtedly help manual wheelchair owners, as these models are exhausting to use, for both younger people who work hard and older people who lack upper body strength. 

On a final note, we will inevitably benefit from using a mobility scooter at some point in our lives, so if you or your family require assistance, get in touch with our team today.

With many years of experience, Triple M Mobility in Houston, Texas, will help you with your mobility scooter and power wheelchair needs, as we educate clients, and our highly-skilled technicians render excellent after-sales support, including onsite repairs.

We offer a full range of lightweight electric aids that are portable and foldable, making them easy to transport. Besides, our devices are designed for all terrains and recreational use including the Go-Go Elite Traveler for journeys. 

We also provide drop-shipping services throughout Texas and the United States.

If you have any questions about mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs, please contact us by clicking here. To learn more about the other products and services we have to offer, please click here.