A collection of motion elements getting you from point A to point B which may trigger some emotions too – therefore e-motion elements – for manual and powered mobility:
Have you ever wondered why, for example, wheelchairs look quite conservative in design while some cars, household appliances and other every-day-use devices can be a delight for your eyes? Well, it doesn’t have to be that way:
A passionate team of entrepreneurs based in Switzerland came up with an interesting concept. Have a look at their brief PDF presentation.
Should you be interested in pursuing this idea further – perhaps even wanted to market it globally -, do not hesitate to Contact me.
The Segway is a two-wheeled, self-balancing personal transporter brought to market in 2001 as the Segway HT, subsequently as the Segway PT, and manufactured by Segway Inc. HT is an initialism for “human transporter” and PT for “personal transporter.”
Ninebot One & Minipro
The Segway PT (Personal Transporter) is an invention of American Dean Kamen, who originally designed the dynamic stabilisation for the electric wheelchair iBot. The iBot is able to overcome stairs and to lift its physically disabled user to eye height of a standing person. The use of the dynamic stabilisation for a „vehicle to be used daily by everybody“ resulted from the vision of relieving cities from car traffic and defining mobility anew. Steve Jobs and the Credit Suisse shared this vision and had thus been supporting the development financially. The Segway PT has been designed as a reputable and professional vehicle.
The current second generation of the Segway PT is characterised by high-quality technology, such as gyroscopes, acceleration sensors, lithium-ion batteries or the wireless Info Key. The high redundancy of the systems guarantees safe drives for over 10 years. The completely intuitive steering of the vehicle by shifting the body weight and by use of the Lean Steering possesses addictive potential. Segway Personal Transporters are used primarily in the fields of security, rescue, logistics, and promotion, on golf courses and in tourism. Individuals use the Segway PT for effective operation on short distances. The vehicle is being produced in the USA. More than 100,000 people around the world are using this innovative electric vehicle. In Switzerland, there are several hundred Segway PTs. Credit: Segway Switzerland
AirWheel & AirWheel A3
Since Airwheel’s establishment in 2004, with global vision, they have set up R&D, marketing, manufacturing and logistics centers in countries such as United States, Belgium and China. As one of the world leading smart transportation device manufacturers, Airwheel is committed to bringing out the joy of technology, and to practicing our cooperate culture: “Free Intelligent Life“. Airwheel has completed the integration of portable transportation industrial chain, and the globalization of their brand name.
Their smart scooters and skateboards have served over 30 million customers in 168 countries. Airwheel’s success is built on enabling customers to live freer, providing them with an intelligent companion, helping them find passion and joy from life, to realize higher personal value. Intelligent tools will enrich people and expand their senses and capability to narrow the gap between dream and reality, Airwheel believes. For this cause, since 2015, Airwheel has strategically invested in area like IOT sensors, robotics and deep learning. They cooperate with research institutions all over the world, continue to enhance our product development and manufacturing, and continue to help bring a free and joyful life to their customers. Credit: Airwheel