personal mobility device


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personal mobility device

Any assistive device that facilitates individual human transportation. Examples include powered wheelchairs, scooters, bicycles and unicycles. Although many such devices are used by people with activity or mobility restrictions, mobility aids can be employed generally, e.g., for urban transportation in place of automobiles.
Synonym: personal assistive mobility device
See also: device
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Health care-related applications accounted for more than 60 percent of total personal mobility devices demand in 2005, with leisure and recreational activities comprising almost 30 percent.
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The purpose of this report is to analyze and size the world market for Personal Mobility Devices.
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