Al Thieme had a family member diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. This was the motivation to invent the “friendly wheelchair” and was what initiated the scooter industry. The Amigo, as it was name was invented in the garage of Mr. Thieme in Bridgeport, Michigan in 1968.
This simple invention has helped thousands of people of all different ages with mobility limitations throughout the world find personal freedom and independence. The Amigo Mobility International, Inc., continues to provide American made power operated vehicles, commonly referred to as POVs.
Amigo Mobility International, Inc., continues to be one of the most innovative producers of one of the most user freindly POVs on the market today. With distributions nationwide, the customer is just a simple call away from the freedom that can only come with the aid of the scooters. With compact designs and dependable operation a must , the scooters are some of the most sought after in the market. User-friendly features together with their simple maintenance makes it easy to understand why these are some of the most sought after POVs. With the access of replacement parts, its also simple to upgrade and do some very unique customizing of each scooter to fit the needs of each person.
One of the most unique distinctions of the Amigo brand is the ability to customize your own scooter to your on specific needs. The arms can be extended, or readjusted in, out, up, down or totally removing either or both. With a choice of leg pad assemblies or the vertical seating adjustment on the height of 7-3/4”. These customized accessories offer a personalization of the POV to make this a true extension of the owner. With more then 40 years of manufacturing and service experience, the team at Amigo is able to back it’s products with one of the best warranties in the industry. American made Amigo is the one and only place where simplistic diagnostics meets sophisticated technology.
With the motorized shopping carts, rear wheel drive to expands outdoor mobility, the worlds first folding power operated vehicle, and bariatric mobility scooters for transport of the obese, Amigo is willing and able to meet all of the powered operated vehicle needs. Amigo has a large selection of indoor and outdoor products.
Before purchasing your scooter, take a little time to decide what type of chair will best fit your personal needs. Decide where you will be spending most of your time. A seat that can automatically lock every 90 degrees could be important for your needs as being able to transfer yourself safely is of the up most importance. Or does your personal situation allow for swivel of the seat to promote the movement of your lower extremities. What features do you require in the drive controls? The oval handle of the Amigo protects the throttle from accidentally being hit and also allows use with the fingers or the thumb and allows for resting the hands. The need of some upper body strength and being able to sit with minimal support is a requirement of your ability to drive and control the scooter. You will also have to be able to lift your arms and hands to the driving position. Will you need transport your chair? How long per day will you need to set in the chair?