Amber, a woman living in Northern California, sustained a fracture in her right foot. During her recovery, she was given crutches and instructed to not bear weight on her injured foot.
She contacted FREED Center for Independent Living to learn if there were other devices that could help improve her mobility besides crutches. Through Ability Tools, FREED is a Device Lending and Demonstration Center, so they have a variety of assistive technology (AT) devices available for Californians to check-out for free thirty-day loans. These loans can support a consumer through a short-term need like with Amber, or allow people to test out multiple options before selecting the device that is best for them.
After some discussion with FREED’s Assistive Technology program staff, Amber decided that a knee scooter would likely be the best fit for her. A knee scooter could help her easily get around her home as well as travel out in the community comfortably.
Amber found the knee scooter provided the mobility she needed to maintain many of her daily activities. “I don’t know what I would have done without the scooter. It especially helps me to get my errands done around my community.”