Indian student designs Segway-style wearable electric personal transporter
Segway-style personal mobility vehicles always tend to look extra geeky to us. For us they are the future of transportation where geeks will get around sans polluting the surroundings. This is exactly what an Indian design student Bimal Rajappan wants to convey with his concept of a Segway-inspired personal mobility vehicle that was the most radical concept at the Design Degree Show organized by IIT Bombay’s Industrial Design Centre in Mumbai.
Techtree reports, the wearable personal transporter concept that’s more of a Segway strapped to the riders legs, has a pair of hubless wheels powered by an electric-motor. The device operated with forearm-mounted controls can be worn to look like a pair of oversized jackboots. The concept vehicle has pneumatic system comprising of dampers or “air muscles” for suspension and an LED-illuminated unit on the wearer’s posterior that works as the vehicle’s brain (control unit) to provide it with the much needed stability and control for a safe ride.