Student Research: Study Into Scooter Use

Document Type

News Article


Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science


School of Exercise and Health Sciences


Suggested citation:

Overste, C., Moir, L., Richmond, J., & Millsteed, J. (2013, December). Student research: Study into scooter use. Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association Newsletter, (3), p.9.


Motorised mobility scooters (“scooters”) enable people with mobility difficulties to engage in community participation; however scooter use has lead to many accidents resulting in injury or death to the user and bystanders.

At present there are few assessments available to screen people for scooter use. Additionally, formal assessment is not required prior to commencement of scooter use.

The aim of the research study was to identify the performance skills required for safe use of scooters in the community, and to identify if a difference exists in skills required for three-wheeled and four-wheeled models of scooters.

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