Posted by Paula Allchin
This is an unusual request. A 44-year old man has a very rare skin condition. His sweat glands don’t work properly, and he has lost a lot of body tissue and fat as a result of surgery. He cannot sit down, so a disability scooter is no use. He says that the NHS do not class his condition as a disability – I am looking into this. He asks if we could help him with a stand-up scooter. He is thinking Segway, but I don’t think this is practicable; it would cost around £4000 even for a used one. Also, the same Road Traffic regulations which govern the use of disability scooters would prevent him from using one on the footpath or on the road (although I am looking into this, too).
We are investigating the possibility of making an adult-sized conventional scooter, but there are difficulties as soon as we bring in the factor of powering it.
Any ideas would be gratefully received by Derek McMullan,Secretary, Remapni email@example.com
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