Mobility scooters are often a must-have for those who have difficulty walking or have limited use of their legs. And in some cases, having a seat while you are on the go is a necessary option. The Gemini Scooter, by Roscoe Medical, is a mobility device that allows a better way to get around for those who need more sitting than standing throughout their day.
The Gemini Scooter is a four-wheeled scooter with a broad bicycle-style seat that allows the user to scoot around to where they need to go without the bulk and weight of a powered chair or motorized scooter. This scooter is good for those recovering from a foot, ankle, hip, or knee injury. One feature that is necessary for somebody healing from injury or illness is comfort and support. The comfort factor is built into the seat with a large gel and a leg peg in front so either foot can be set to rest. This will help shift the weight and focus off of sensitive or sore areas.
This mobility scooter is adaptable too. The Gemini has an optional knee platform (item: 30190) that can replace the seat. This will turn it into a knee roller for those who prefer to stand and roll while keeping the pressure off of one of their legs. It will fold for quick storage and transport as well.
This four-wheeled mobility aid is packed full of features that offer safety and convenience. These features include: a dual braking system, quick-release basket, a parking brake, and four, eight-inch rubber wheels for indoor and outdoor use. It also comes with a durable tubular metal frame coated with three layers of paint.
Gemini Scooter Features and Benefits
- The scooter allows those to sit and scoot sitting on a gel-cushioned seat.
- The scooter folds for easy storage and transport.
- It has thick padding on the seat and a durable metal frame.
- The scooter has handlebars for easy maneuvering.
- It comes with two handbrakes, basket, and padded handlebar grips.
- The four wheels are large and come with sealed bearings.
- It has a tight, five-feet turning radius.
- It can be used indoors and outdoors.
Gemini Scooter Specifications
- Manufacturer Number: 30188, (Optional Seat: 30190)
- Adjustable Handle Height: 31.75-41 Inch
- Weight: 23.8 lbs
- Weight Capacity: 250 lbs
- Adjustable Seat Height: 25-34.25 Inch
- Optional Knee Platform Dimensions:
- Width: 7 Inch
- Length: 14 Inch
- Color: Black
- Manufacturer: Roscoe Medical
- HCPCS: E0118
- Warranty: Limited Lifetime on Frame and 90 Days on Parts
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The handbrakes added a safety feature for me so that when I wanted to be stationary, the scooter would not scoot out from under me. Additionally the brakes were very helpful during my early recovery, allowing me to set the brakes and keep the scooter immobile while I got up from the seat to transfer to a chair. The adjustable seat height accommodated my 6 foot frame easily. The warranty seems a bit short but other scooters I looked into also had short warranty periods. Built sturdy and strong, I never had to exercise any warranty claims.
During the first two weeks of recovery I used the scooter seat. The horizontal support at the front was really nice to rest my leg on while I used the other leg to propel. The steering function was really nice and much easier to operate than the many knee walkers out there that cannot steer. These non-steering scooters force you to lift the front wheels off the ground in order to change direction, making this a non-viable option for someone already in pain and nearly immobile to begin with.
After the first two weeks, I converted to the knee platform instead of sitting. This allowed greater mobility and faster movement. It was an added benefit to make this easy conversion from a seated position to a kneeling position without having to buy another scooter to do so. The kneeling platform option does seem a bit pricey for just a knee pad, but I found it very useful.
The Gemini Scooter comes with brakes for both the front and rear wheels as well as a parking brake for when you don’t want to move. This feature was very helpful for when I was ready to venture out of the house.