A wheelchair and an electric wheelchair scooter are the most common assistive devices used by people who face mobility issues such as difficulty walking due to an injury or a medical condition. Devices such as a wheelchair, knee wheelchair, and electric wheelchair scooter allow such people to move about, get things done, socialize and undoubtedly play a big hand during their recovery. All this makes wheelchairs and mobility chairs standard devices that we can easily witness in our everyday lives.
Let’s take a look at what the statistics have to say -
- In the United States of America, there are an estimated 3.3 million wheelchair users, with an estimated 1.825 million those aged 65 and older.
- An estimated 1% of the world's population, or just over 65 million people, need a wheelchair.