Maximise Early Learning
Typically, powered wheelchairs are on average recommended at the age of three, but this misses out the crucial early years where children develop their cognition and visual perception by moving around and reaching out to touch things, banging toys together and interacting with people and objects around them. The Explorer Mini aids children's development by providing them with self-initiated movement at a much earlier age - it can be introduced as early as 12 months, maximising early learning.
Develop Strength and Endurance
The Explorer Mini provides just the right amount of support, offering children the opportunity to develop their strength, endurance and postural control. The height of both the tray table and saddle seat can be adjusted as your child grows, and can be positioned at the desired height to allow incremental standing on the stable, non-slip base as your child progresses. The contoured saddle seat supports functional positioning as well as hip development, while the tray table helps to support arms, aiding in head and trunk control.
Exploration Made Easy
The midline joystick encourages use of both arms to control the Explorer Mini, while its compact front-wheel drive base lets it manoeuvre easily around child-sized spaces. It's designed really for indoor environments only, but being lighweight allows you to take your Explorer Mini with you, for example on a day trip out or to nursery, letting your child explore new settings.
Hire the Explorer Mini
We also offer the Explorer Mini for hire, with flexible rolling rental allowing you to keep it for as long or short as you want. This is an ideal option for those wanting to see how their child gets on with the Explorer Mini before committing to purchasing it, or for those whose need for one is short-term.
The Explorer Mini is unique - there aren't any other powered mobility products aimed at this age group. It offers independent mobility at an early age, crucial in children's development, and is well worth trying out.