Mobility

Wheelchair user opens door from his phone

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Entrance door manufacturers Vista Panels Ltd recently teamed up with German lock experts Winkhaus to help a wheelchair user open his door from anywhere in his property via his smart phone.

Paul Allen had previously found it difficult to let in visitors without having to manoeuvre his wheelchair to the intercom system in his hallway. Paul wanted to use some of todays smart technology to find an alternative solution.

6 Benefits of Owning a Mobility Scooter

6 Benefits of Owning a Mobility Scooter

There are many reasons as to why you may need a mobility scooter. Whatever those reasons may be, a mobility scooter is a significant investment.

Everyone knows how devastating it can be when you’re stuck at home, ill, unable to move with just newspapers and the TV to keep you company. But limited mobility should not get in the way of you or a loved one, enjoying an exciting and fulfilling life! Below are a few of many benefits of owning a mobility scooter.

 

Increase Accessibility

Modern mobility scooters fit in brilliantly with the ever-changing ways in which people socialise.

Rollator or Triwalker: Which is Best for Your Mobility?

With so many options for your mobility assistance around these days, it’s difficult to know what to choose. Each mobility user has different needs, routines, and requirements for their day, and finding a walker that will work for you can be a tough job with so much equipment to choose from.

To make your decision a little bit easier, leading mobility aid retail providers Manage at Home are comparing their two most popular walkers. The Rollator is a wide four wheeled frame with a basket and brakes, and whereas the Tri-Walker is a narrower three wheeled mobility frame.  

Pavement and Heavy Duty Mobility Scooters Becoming More Popular with Younger People

Mobility Scooters

It once might have been that mobility scooters were considered to be the reserve of the elderly. In recent years, that’s all changing.

Now, mobility scooters are often picked as the transport option of choice for younger people with mobility difficulties, many of which are in their 50s, 40s, 30s and even 20s.

What’s making mobility scooters popular with younger people?

An increasing number of younger people are choosing to invest in mobility scooters instead of wheelchairs. New technologies mean that scooters can last longer on one battery charge than they might have done previously, and they’re also more fashionable and more practical.

Mapping for Change’s ‘Ramp It Up!’ Competition

Ramp It Up

Running a social media contest to improve accessibility in our towns and cities

The London based social enterprise Mapping for Change is encouraging local businesses to improve access to their premises with a competition to win one of ten wheelchair ramps. Those one or two steps at the entrances of buildings should not be a barrier to those with limited mobility. Nor should they stop business owners from accessing an estimated £200bn of spending power from people in the UK with disabilities. A wheelchair ramp is a simple way to counter those steps, even on listed buildings or rented premises as it is completely portable.

Paralympian launches revolutionary new wheelchair that lets users see eye to eye.

Paralympian Phil Eaglesham has invented a revolutionary new affordable wheelchair that lets users see eye to eye, with backing from the family of Dragons’ Den’s Deborah Meaden. 

Corporal Eaglesham helped to create the new style of mobility device after catching Q Fever while serving in Afghanistan and having to use a wheelchair himself.

He found that existing designs were impractical, unwieldy, too low down and incompatible with modern living and so he determined to create a revolutionary new wheelchair that could help users live their lives more fully and to feel ‘abled, not disabled'.

Mobility Aids to Help You Get Out and About This Summer

Mobility Aids to Help You Get Out and About This Summer

 

Summer 2016 is finally here, which means you’re probably already thinking about where your next day trip will take you. 

Whether it’s a day at the seaside or a stroll through the park, you want the experience to be as hassle-free as possible – not always easy when you or a member of your party suffers from limited mobility.

Before packing your bags, consider our pick of some of the most travel friendly mobility aids on the market.

1. Elite Care EC1863 Compact Wheelchair

SILVERSTONE MOBILITY ROADSHOW TO OFFER LARGEST SHOWCASE OF ADAPTIVE DRIVING CONTROLS & UNIQUE ACCESSIBLE VEHICLE TEST-DRIVES

The Mobility Roadshow incorporating Get Going Live! is the UK’s premier accessible vehicle test-drive and adaptive product event for consumers living with restricted mobility (26-28th May, Silverstone Circuit, Northants. Open from 10am daily).


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PB Conversions

PB Conversions was set up January 2001 by Paul Berridge who has over 25 years experience in the industry. We are a small company specialising in vehicle mobility adaptations for people with disabilities. We offer all our customers high quality workmanship with a personal and professional service.

We are able to offer our services at our fully equipped workshop in Leighton Buzzard, or for some adaptations and servicing we can offer an on site service. We also send all our customer annual service reminders for adaptations and as long as they come to the workshop this is carried out free of charge.

We strive to offer our customers a service that they will recommend to others. Our motto ‘Giving You Freedom’ is what we want to achieve for everyone.