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'RollerScoot is world's first UPRIGHT mobility scooter: Machine is controlled by a joystick and folds into the boot of a car'.

 

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RollerScoot – A Revolutionary new choice for people with reduced mobility.

The 'sitting disease' is on the increase and doctors and healthcare professionals are repeatedly advising us that sitting for long periods of time is bad for our health and can aggravate other medical conditions. For people with reduced mobility, who require assistance with getting out and about there have been very few alternatives to mobility scooters or wheelchairs … until now.

Introducing the RollerScoot - a brand new product which is totally different to anything currently available on the market.

The RollerScoot is the world's first upright personal mobility vehicle, with a 360 degree turning circle and folds up to go in the car boot. Think of it as a cross between a walker, a mobility scooter and a wheelchair, but with the added advantage of being able to remain in an upright position, therefore boosting social empowerment, independence and wellbeing.

Invented by Ian Gray, MD of RollerScoot Ltd, who qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1990, the RollerScoot combines his medical expertise with 20 years' experience in mobility equipment. "For many years, the only options for people in need of mobility assistance have been walking aids such as sticks and crutches, the rollator, manual/powered wheelchairs and the mobility scooter. The time was right to bring something genuinely innovative and life-changing to people’s lives," commented Ian.

Backed up by university research which focuses on the benefits of standing more and sitting less, Ian is hugely enthusiastic scooter and a wheelchair, but with the added advantage of being able to remain in an upright position, therefore boosting social empowerment, independence and wellbeing.

Invented by Ian Gray, MD of RollerScoot Ltd, who qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1990, the RollerScoot combines his medical expertise with 20 years' experience in mobility equipment. "For many years, the only options for people in need of mobility assistance have been walking aids such as sticks and crutches, the rollator, manual/powered wheelchairs and the mobility scooter. The time was right to bring something genuinely innovative and life-changing to people’s lives," commented Ian.

Backed up by university research which focuses on the benefits of standing more and sitting less, Ian is hugely enthusiastic about the extent to which the RollerScoot can make life easier for many people, while helping to promote a healthier lifestyle.

What makes the RollerScoot so special? In short, a more interactive upright position for the user, combined with its lightweight design, manoeuvrability and ease of use. There is even a built-in seat should the user wish to have a rest! Many people desire a greater level of independence than a conventional walker, wheelchair or mobility scooter can offer, and that is exactly what the RollerScoot does.

Thanks to its compact size and small turning circle, the RollerScoot can be used in areas where scooters and wheelchairs are often prohibited. It gives people a sense of freedom and it allows them to feel included as they are at the same height as everyone else – great for social interaction, or simply reaching things from a shelf or cupboard.

Fitted with a stable standing platform that allows the RollerScoot to turn on its own axis, there are no issues with direction or fitting through standard doorways. A joystick controls the speed and direction, therefore excellent stability, and the RollerScoot’s twin motors are powered by the latest lithium-ion battery pack and capable of travelling up to 12 miles and at a joystick-controllable speed of 0-4mph. The maximum user weight capacity is 114kg (18 stone).

Designed with daily life in mind, the RollerScoot is perfect for trips around supermarkets, garden centres and shopping malls as well as within the home. It also helps people explore further afield: museums, theme parks, exhibition halls, all become more accessible and going on holiday, whether this is by plane, train or automobile will involve much less inconvenience for the RollerScoot user.

Unlike bulky or cumbersome alternatives, thanks to its lightweight aluminium frame, the RollerScoot is easy to take apart and dismantles into three lightweight parts - it will fit into a small car boot as well as being suitable for taking on public transport.

The beauty of the RollerScoot is that it can benefit a wide range of people - from those with breathing conditions (COPD), through to arthritis, fused spines, knees or hips, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease to patients recovering from strokes, heart attacks, hip and knee replacements. The design of the RollerScoot also allows for it to be easily attendant-controlled e.g. by a carer.

In environments such as retirement and residential homes, it will also be a very useful means of transport for residents. It is also anticipated that the RollerScoot will be popular in rehabilitation centres as part of recovery programmes following accidents or injury.

The RollerScoot has also won several national awards:

  • Naidex National - New Products Award - People’s Choice Winner
  • Able Magazine - Best in Show Award
  • Theo Paphitis SBS Award (Small Business Sunday)

The production model has just recently been launched, is available to buy, and is protected by granted Patents and Trademarks.

For more information or to arrange a free demonstration, please call RollerScoot Ltd on 0800 389 0347 / 07753 826807 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our contact page.


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