|07-30-2010, 12:38 AM||#26|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Boston MA
This really is an amazing topic. The fall in the video above looks pretty nasty. So nasty is sent me the YouTube looking around for some more.
Of course it appears that the rider was neither disabled nor following any safety protocol stated earlier in this thread.
I saw some videos that are of irresponsible power chair use also.
My question is would this chair be allowed in Disney. It seems to move quite quickly and although the rider stays on board during this video what would happen if they fell off. I would assume someone would get hit and after researching the chair is much heavier than a Segway and capable of about the same speed.
If speed and control are big issues I would assume wheelchairs of this size and speed would also not be allowed in the parks.
I'm just trying to get my arms around this thing. These seem to be behavioral problems not problems with the equipment.
Back in the days when I was in practice things were much easier, a wheelchair with a wheelchair. That's why I find this whole topic incredible. In the last two days I've seen more wheelchairs and scooters online than I ever thought were available.
I think the most amazing part is that nobody has come up with a practical stand up device that would meet the speed requirements and other specifications that would please all involve. The standup wheelchairs I have seen look like they would be overkill for someone who could support their own weight. I believe Redman was one of the manufacturers.
A friend has sent me a picture of the ESV. It looks very interesting although I don't see how parking the would be easier than a stroller or a Segway. Does anybody know if one is able to buy an ESV for personal use?
Thanks in advance for your input.
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