Knee Scooters With Motors?
- One of the questions we sometimes hear is, "can a knee scooter be motorized?"
Right now, I want you to imagine this:
You have a standard sedan car; then you somehow figure out how to strap a jet engine on it.
When firing up the engine, the car will most likely speed uncontrollably and eventually crash into something. This is because the form of a car and physics were not meant to be powered by a jet engine.
Though this may sound like a cool experiment— or an interesting Mythbusters episode—such an idea should be kept to the imagination.
The same goes for a knee scooter.
Their design is not meant to be motorized, nor was it designed to go high speeds or do tricks.
Related: Knee Scooter Safety Tips
We decided to create this blog post and address this question mainly because it is of great importance to address that motorizing a knee scooter is unsafe and should never be done.
Contemplating installing a motor on a knee scooter use is highly discouraged by us, and we strongly advise against trying.
Always safety first
A knee scooter is a very safe and stable mobility aid compared to others when used safely and as intended and recommended by the manufacturer and a physician.
However, using it in ways that it's not intended to is dangerous and can cause further injury.
A knee scooter can be a valuable mobility aid, but only if used properly. When shopping for a knee scooter, it's important to consider your intended use. Always check with your physician to make sure you can benefit from a knee scooter with your particular situation.
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