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mobility

the degree to which a FACTOR OF PRODUCTION is willing or able to move between different locations or uses. Of the three factors of production, i.e. NATURAL RESOURCES (land), LABOUR and CAPITAL, land is geographically immobile, but not necessarily the uses to which it can be put, for example, industry or agriculture. Labour is both geographically and occupationally mobile but is not necessarily willing to move to another location or retrain for another occupation. Capital (in the form of plant and machinery) is frequently relatively immobile because it is difficult to find new uses for specialized plant, and often difficult to change location because of the size and nature of such plant (e.g. electricity-generating machinery). See RESOURCE ALLOCATION, SUPPLY-SIDE ECONOMICS.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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Cost-effectiveness of powered mobility devices for elderly people with disability.
The new rule comes into effect from today, following two accidents in the past year, and covers all types of powered mobility scooters allowed on the Tyne and Wear network.
"It's unfikely that a state would require basic health insurance coverage to extend to powered mobility aids," he said.
* Seating and Mobility involves the provision of powered mobility and contoured seating appropriately designed to suit the client's needs for support and mobility.
THERE are a number of ways people with disabilities can obtain a powered mobility scooter it can be from a reputable dealer like Mobility, or from a supermarket store to do their shopping, or from a shop on loan when on holiday, or from an advert or a second hand dealer.
Alcopa employs more than 2,000 people and counts the distribution of cars, powered mobility and leisure products and office furniture amongst its core businesses.
Occupational performance and the transition to powered mobility: A pilot study.
There is one class of manual wheelchair (called a Class 1 invalid carriage) and two classes of powered wheelchairs and powered mobility scooters..
The new rule covers all types of powered mobility scooters allowed on Metro.
Powered mobility is considered the ideal choice for individuals with low physical stamina because they can conserve their energy for use in their ADLs without having to rely on others for their mobility needs [7,11].