Reply To: Segway as disability vehicle in Japan?

  • Joan Pahisa

    August 27, 2018 at 1:32 am

    In order to bring a mobility device onto public transportation in Japan it cannot surpass a certain size in width, height and length (height was 90cm I think). As said, a handbike would be alright on the street, but not possible to get on trains and such, much less if it’s a one piece handbike.

    Another option that I can think of is to rent or bring a mobility scooter. Mobility scooters have a platform that she can step on and she could even try to ride it while standing, depending on her height and the bulk of the seat. If she could have a custom seat or have a riser on the seat so that she could have her fused leg in the correct position, it might be comfortable enough. As there’s a platform, you could try to put something to act as a footrest. I would try it in New Zealand before going to Japan.

    Keep us up to date with the solution that you find.

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