4/5 Ease of Use
5/5 Meets Expectations
Reviewer: teresa m. from arlington, va (caregiver)
User Details: My husband has Parkinsons and a bad knee such that he cannot stand.
Strengths: The smooth rise on this chair would have allowed my husband to continue working in the kitchen--that was our primary aim.
Weaknesses: It just fit in our galley kitchen which is 44 in wide and through the dog-leg entrance which narrows to 26 in. But maneuvering it in the kitchen cause bangs and clangs, especially since the joystick is sensitive and has a bit of a jack rabbit start. We were told the sensitivity could be adjusted by a technician. But because of my husband's Parkinson's, his hand would not be sensitive enough to manage it, especially since the seat doesn't rotate, and looking behind himself over the captain's chair is difficult for him. So we are better served by his old GoGo scooter.
Additionally, the width of the base means we can't get its chair directly adjacent to the bed for transfers, there's a gap of about 4 inches. And finally, the lack of any way to carry something makes his scooter's basket a winner.
We know you have to over-engineer these things for safety. But my husband weighs only 136. If you ever build a rising scooter, let us know.
Reviewed on 10/01/2020