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Reply To: Segway as disability vehicle in Japan?
- MemberAugust 26, 2018 at 6:08 am
Thanks for your comments so far. Ellie’s left hip is fused to her femur bone at a certain angle (I’m not sure of the exact angle, but more than 100 degrees) so it is not comfortable for her to sit for a long period of time. But if a Segway is out of the question, we’d have to consider a wheelchair, possibly with a leg rest (but at a certain angle, not straight out). Let me get some exact details of angles etc. Another suggestion has been to use a handbike, so I’m also looking into that, although they are so much bulkier… I’m so grateful for all your suggestions and good wishes as I’m so determined to make this trip a success for her!