New advancements in technology continue to promise to improve our way of life. There are new products that enable us to do more and developments that allow us to save vital space in our homes or cars. In our latest article we take a look at the upcoming important and emerging trends of 2017…

The mobility and healthcare industry can seem daunting to those unfamiliar with the products and services available. What’s more, with new and innovative products launching continuously it can be difficult to remain up to date with new aids that may benefit you. To make sure you’re up to date with what’s happing in the industry and what’s available through Oakham Mobility & Healthcare, we’ve put together the following short list of trends to watch out for in 2017.

Compact Aids

Many items within the mobility and healthcare ranges you see are often large, heavy, solid products that take up a great deal of space. To address this, companies are developing ways to enable you to fold items and make them more compact. This means you’re less likely to trip or fall over these items as you’ll be able to store them away safely. You’ll also be able to fold or break the aids down to allow you to put them in the boot of a car much more easily. The aim is to make items lighter, safer and to give you more freedom.

Protective Wear

We’re seeing a greater deal of protective wear, especially for the winter months, including canopies for mobility scooters. They’re even following the compact trend, whereby you’re able to easily fold and store them away. We actually have a great range in our store and two particularly great options on our website, including a Pre-Owned Envoy with Luxury Canopy, which you can purchase here. Alternatively, we have a Scooterpac Foldable Canopy, which easily attaches to any scooter. Take a look here.

Bathroom Luxury

Easy access bathroom suites are also going to be big this year. Taking a well deserved, relaxing bath is a little luxury that we all love to indulge in and now there are more suites and aids to choose from. We’ve recently installed a range of baths and wet rooms in our store to demonstrate how truly amazing they are. These suites are available in store now and will be available online very soon.

More Choice

The industry itself continues to grow, and with it, new innovations, new products and more choice. According to Rica’s research report, “Online and second hand retail sales are growing (30{a6d2f02de892b5a4d72cd2fd8d32330fcafb5015ca6c9750e40794be572bbd87} of scooter users surveyed had bought online and 30{a6d2f02de892b5a4d72cd2fd8d32330fcafb5015ca6c9750e40794be572bbd87} owned a second hand scooter).” Discover our second hand range here.

We pride ourselves in having one of the best ranges in our showroom, where our customers have a great choice to choose from and can try before they buy. Be sure to visit us in store today.