Mobility gadgets incorporate both powered and non powered devices. Some people will be comfortable using non-powered devices, however those with severe arthritis in their hands will probably find those difficult and painful to use.
Many arthritis suffers are turning to powered Mobility devices or Mobility Scooters to retain their independence.
I first became aware of these Scooters almost 20 years ago. My father had inoperable cancer and was only able to walk short distances. Mom had been taking Dad to the Mall for a day out and using a Mall supplied Wheelchair which Mom pushed. This was fine, although for man like my father who had always been independent it was not ideal. On one trip to a Mall some distance from their home, there were a few Mobility Scooters (relatively new in those days and fairly expensive) available for use. Anyway Dad was able to use the one in the Mall that day and the joy was apparent on his face as he regained his independence. The very next day Mom was on the phone trying to source one for home. A few days later, Dad unaccompanied was able to ride his Mobility Scooter to the local shops. Sadly, we were to lose Dad only a few months later but the joy Dad's Mobility Scooter brought him as he regained his independence was comforting to Mom and the rest of us.
Without doubt one of the best inventions for people with a wide spectrum of ailments