Mobility scooters, also known as personal mobility aids (PMAs), are designed for the elderly or people with difficulties walking or standing for a long period of time.
Mobility scooters have increased in popularity over the last few years. It is increasingly common to see them on pedestrian pathways, public transportation and food outlets. This is probably due to the improved in design and image, affordability and decrease in usage stigma.
In Singapore, the use of mobility scooters in public paths are regulated by the Active Mobility Act. They are allowed to be used on pedestrian, cycling, shared paths and park connector networks. They are not allowed to be used on roads.
Unlike electric scooters, mobility scooters are not required to fulfil the physical criteria of weight (max 20kg) and width (max 70cm). They are also not required to register and comply with UL2272 safety standard.
Unlike most mobility scooters in the market which are not foldable and bulky, MOBOT mobility scooters are foldable and can be stored in the car boot without taking much space and can also be driven to the public bus and MRT.
MOBOT mobility scooters feature 3 and 4 wheels. They can travel a little faster and cover larger distances than electric wheelchairs. At the same time still remain foldable and easily transported.