Did you know the first mobility scooter was invented for somebody with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 1968?
Allan R. Thieme invented the first mobility scooter and called it Amigo in his garage, whilst working as a plumber and running his plumbing business. He built the first scooter for a family member who had a loss of mobility due to a relapse multiple sclerosis. The family member was 31 at the time. (This is the most common age for diagnosis of MS)
The scooter was front wheel drive powered by a small electric motor, Purely by need his invention become the start of something big. He started his own company called Amigo Mobility International Inc. The company continues today and manufacture active-lifestyle travel models, healthcare and commercial models for both in home and retail environments, and mobility scooter lifts for ease of transport.
A mobility scooter is a great way for those with mobility problems, or are finding it not easy to get around. It ‘easy to use and affordable. Front wheel drive and 3 wheel scooters are usually called lightweight mobility scooters. It can take up up to 250 pounds. Larger scooters are suitable for on the road, They can also travel at upto 8mph. The heavy rear disc wheel models can take up to 500 pounds or more. Depending on which mpdel you buy. These are called heavy duty mobility scooters.