|Smaller, compact size
||Longer, lower solution with center seating
|Operated via joystick on the armrest
||Operates with a tiller for bicycle-like steering
|Tighter turn radius is easily maneuverable through hallways and around corners.
||Longer size creates a broad turn radius for less maneuverability in tight areas.
|Operates on a variety of surfaces indoors and out
||Operates on a variety of surfaces but used primarily outdoors.
|Can pull close to work surfaces, countertops, sinks, and tables
||Front tiller design obstructs the user’s ability to pull close to tables and counter areas.
|Primarily prescribed for those who need full-time mobility assistance
||Primarily designed for occasional use in traversing distances outdoors.
|Flexible solution can be customized to medical needs including, but not limited to; oxygen holders, skin protection and positioning cushions, and elevated leg rests.
||Standardized solution less able to adapt to a user’s medical needs.
|Often covered by Medicare, Medicare and private insurance if deemed medically necessary and with a valid doctor’s prescription.
||Usually purchased out-of-pocket by individuals for use part-time and outdoors.