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Unfortunately, it’s been quite the struggle for people with disabilities to get the recognition and assistance that they need and deserve. Even today, with so many new inventions and technologies, assistive technology is often overlooked. Navigating day-to-day life for many disabled individuals is already difficult as it is!
However, things are starting to improve with recent advancements in technology, from wheelchair accessible vehicles to exceptional prosthetics and better education, and now, with the help of robotics.
Advanced wheelchairs Wheelchairs are commonly used among many disabled individuals, and they’ve come a long way since the original manual style. The invention of the electric wheelchair is a technological advancement that has helped millions of people with disabilities across the world. It has given many people better mobility and enhanced self-sufficiency.
As technologically advanced as an electric wheelchair seems, there are ways to improve it, and there are companies working to do so! With the help of [...]
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The kind of wheelchair and scooter lift you should have is entirely dependent on your unique mobility needs! If you want to learn more about unoccupied wheelchairs or scooters, click here. You’ll need something a little heftier if you need a vehicle lift that will work to lift your wheelchair (or scooter) while you’re still in it!
An occupied wheelchair lift is a mechanical platform designed to raise and lower, which will allow you to enter and exit a vehicle while in your wheelchair.
There are several styles of occupied wheelchair lifts: Standard Dual-Post, Single-Post Split-Platform, Dual-Post Split-Platform and Under-Vehicle.
This lift uses two hydraulic arms and a sturdier platform to lift heavier wheelchairs. Many people rely on the dual-post wheelchair lift for its strength, dependability and stability. It does block entryway for other passengers when deployed.
This lift has a platform that splits or folds when stowed to [...]
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Here at R&J Mobility Service, we sell a variety of unoccupied wheelchair and scooter lifts for vehicles that are designed to enhance the lives of those challenged by limited mobility. What are they exactly? Simply put, it means that you’re not in it! These lifts make it easier to transport the wheelchair or scooter but are NOT intended or safe for lifting while occupied. If you’re looking for information on occupied scooter and wheelchair lifts, please click here.
There are two styles of unoccupied lifts: Swing-Arm Style and Platform Style.
This lift uses a mechanical arm secured to the vehicle. A webbing strap attaches to the scooter or wheelchair via a docking device provided by the lift manufacturer. The lift will raise and lower the unoccupied scooter or wheelchair effortlessly using an electric motor powered by the vehicle’s battery. The swinging motion may be either manual or power-assisted. You just push a button [...]
Independence is a natural human desire. We want to be able to work, travel, and just live our lives without our health problems stopping us. Everyone should be able to travel and move freely between their destinations independently! An injury or health problem doesn’t have to restrict your mobility.
If you have a disability, have been injured or have any other health issue which affects your mobility, there are trained mobility experts who understand your frustration and can assist you. You don’t need to lose your mobility or compromise your vehicle accessibility.
There are businesses that specialize in mobility vehicles and equipment. They sell new and used wheelchair vans, but can also adapt your current vehicle with mobility and accessibility equipment, depending on the vehicle. Some available products include: wheelchair & scooter lifts, hand controls for vehicles, and many other custom modifications. These adaptations can provide those with mobility limitations the freedom and independence that everyone wants.
There is no greater honor than serving your country. At R&J Mobility Service, we are proud to help veterans who have served and protected us, and who returned home with a disability that has affected their mobility.
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As you age, you may not be able to get around as easily, but that doesn’t mean you should endure restrictions to your mobility. We believe you don’t have to live a limited life, and mobility scooters play a large role in increased freedom of movement.
We all want to live independently in our homes, at work, on the road and everywhere in-between. To get from Point A to Point B without issue is something everyone should be able to do. An injury or other health problem should not impede your mobility.
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As a disabled veteran, Veteran’s Day is a very special day to me. As a country, we pause – to honor our service members and sacrifices they have made and the courage it takes to defend, honor, and protect the liberties and freedoms each of us enjoy in our country.