Alternate Forms of Wheeled Mobility

Advances in technology are improving mobility options for people with disabilities. While some of these technologies such as the Independence IBOT 4000 Mobility System, now only available for replacement/repair of parts (Independence Technology 2010), are designed specifically for mobility-limited individuals others such as the Segway Personal Transporter (Segway Inc. 2010) are not designed for use by individuals with disabilities. There are movements among individuals with disabilities to have the Segway considered a legitimate form of mobility aid that should be covered by funding agencies; the Segway is a recently developed form of power mobility (Brunton 2010).