Knee Scooter Upgrade

by Judy
2 Materials
15 Minutes

After an operation on my foot,

I needed a knee scooter to get around.

After days of crutches and using this, my palms were bruised and hurting.

I thought there has to be a better way!

There is, and I hope this can help you too.

We had left over basement pipe insulation and foam from a mattress topper.

Perfect for what I needed.

These handles are rubber but hard as a rock.

Cutting the pipe insulation to fit, I found it was not wide enough. So, I just cut smaller pieces and duct taped them together.

I also looped tape under it to stick to the handle without damage.

Here is the scooter which needed the comfort upgrades.

Placing the foam handles on were easy and fit perfectly. I may make a material

covers on the handles to make it better looking. But right now I can’t move!

Cutting the foam to the same size of the seat and I decided to place it in a material shopping bag. Use what I have on hand was the mission since I can’t go any where. Necessity is the mother of invention.

I did duck tape the under side of the bag to keep the foam inside.

When my son arrives, I will zip tie them on the seat.

It looks great, does the job and my son has zip ties I can use to attatch it securely on the seat.

Here she is, all padded for me. My hands and knee are much happier!

I love FREE projects.

The material bag compliments the color of the scooter too.

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  • William William on Dec 19, 2018

    And those seats are so hard and uncomfortable. Your tush is happy too!

  • Judy Judy on Sep 28, 2019

    Almost a year later and I had to use this again. It’s held up very well.