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Invitation to Participate in Focus Groups – Retailers, suppliers, repairers

By December 9th, 2021No Comments

Research on Electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters

University of Wollongong are conducting several rounds of focus groups for an Australian Research Council Project (Integrated Futures for Motorised Mobility Devices ARC LP180100913) in collaboration with  ATSA.

We are looking for the experiences of people who work in industry and planning for people who use Motorised Mobility Devices (MMDs-electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters).

This includes health professionals, retailers and suppliers of devices, and government planners. We want to ask these groups how they understand the challenges faced by people who use MMDs.

Focus group questions may include: what are the particular challenges that face MMD users, the benefits of using MMDs, and any particular issues that you identify as being significant to your industry or occupation. The purpose of the research is to make recommendations about how to better integrate people who use MMDs into transport and public spaces.

The focus groups will take around 2 hours and you will receive a $100 Woolworths shopping voucher to compensate you for your time.

Read more about the project here:

If you would like to be involved or have any enquiries or questions please email

This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee (Faculty of the Arts, Social Science and Humanities) of the University of Wollongong, (approval number 2019/503). If you have any concerns contact the UOW Ethics Officer +61 (02) 4221 3386 or email