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Personal transportation solutions company Scootaround trialed the soft launch of its Scootaround app and self-activated devices, which are an ‘industry first’ in mobility devices.

The Scootaround app gave attendees the ability to book and activate either a mobility scooter or WHILL power chair device between 10th and 14th July at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Attendees downloaded the app on their phones, scanned the barcode on the device, and filled out their booking details, in order to enjoy the convention with mobility provided by the device.

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Advanced powerchair manufacturer WHILL designs and distributes short-distance mobility vehicles, providing products and services in over 20 countries and regions globally.

WHILL’s Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) solutions, offer autonomous and manual transportation services that make public spaces more accessible.

The app, designed to allow users to quickly rent mobility equipment in hundreds of popular travel destinations across the U.S. and Canada with ease, shows the nearest rental locations to the user.

Customers can rent mobility scooters, wheelchairs, power chairs, rollators, oxygen concentrators, and more.

Scootaround can deliver devices directly to hotels, residences and cruise ships – whatever is most convenient for the end-user.

According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 61 million adults in the United States, one in 4, have some type of disability, of which, 13.7 percent of people with a disability have a mobility disability with serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs.

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