Travel & Transport Vehicles
Who says size doesn't matter? When it comes to mobility vehicles made to travel, being small is huge!
So are convenience and ease of assembly/disassembly, especially when it comes to scooters. Consumers are not only looking for POVs that fit into sedan trunks; they also want only a handful of different pieces to have to put together. At the same time, they want all of the other bells and whistles: a weight capacity that fits most, a comfortable seat for longer time periods, good battery range, power for uphill climbs, and a "heaviest piece" that still can be easily hefted.
Customers looking for manual transport chairs might be seeking "secondary" chairs to complement the vehicles they use most of the time. Maybe they want a manual chair that can fold easily and reside in a car trunk or minivan. Or maybe a caregiver wants a lightweight travel chair to help with longer distances.
Whatever the case, when it comes to travel and transport vehicles, consumers are thinking of the three C's: convenient to use, compact and cost-effective. And you should be thinking of an additional C: cash sales.
Mobility/Rehab Impact: Travel-sized manual wheelchairs for adults and children, strollers, travel-sized POVs.
This article originally appeared in the January 2007 issue of Mobility Management.