Tagged: Personal mobility

Xiaomi to launch Mijia – $298 portable e-scooter for personal mobility

Xiaomi Mijia e-scooter 7On December 15, 2016, Xiaomi will launch its 12.5 Kg electric-scooter in consumer market for selling price of 1999 yuan ($290). The objective of this portable e-scooter is to offer short-distance indoor-outdoor mobility like the Segway One S1 or single-wheel mobility concepts.  However,  Mijia is slimmer, lighter, and minimal in design.  Mijia claims to offer 25 km/h speed with a range of 25 kms on single charge. The juice comes from included 280Wh LG 1850 lithium battery that runs 500 W motor. Read More…

Segway One S1– Self-balancing, single-wheel ride to be unveiled at CES 2017

Segway One S1Segway Inc. is well known as a leading provider of electric personal transportation. The company had begun with its quest to deliver new generation personal mobility devices in 2001 and now it has penetrated into various markets including law-enforcement. In November, Segaway in collaboration with Ninebot had announced the One S1- a single-wheel mobility device for pre-sale exclusively on Amazon for $749.
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Ninebot By Segway MiniPRO: Next generation self-balancing scooter for urban commuters

Ninebot By Segway MiniPRO self balancing scooter

Ninebot Mini, the self-balancing scooter created quite a buzz last year and showed the world what future of personal commuting will be like in the coming years. Now Ninebot and Segway have joined forces to create an advanced self-balancing personal transporter which comes with even better features. Powered by Ninebot technology, the miniPRO two-wheel electric scooter has a higher top speed of 10 Mph, longer battery life which lasts for around 14 miles distance and safety features customary to Segway’s standards.
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FriWalk: New high-tech robotic mobility walker cum personal trainer

Friwalk robotic mobility walker

Under the EU’s ACANTO project researchers from six different European countries collaborated to take mobility walker concept to the next level. These researchers are working on development of the Friendly Robot Walker or FriWalk – a four wheeled walker equipped with technologies that will not only assist the elderly and disabled in walking, but also gather data about users overall health and even provide inputs like a personal trainer. Best part is that it will allow user’s friends or relatives to feed their own ideas for different physical activities via an accompanying FriTablet device. FriWalk has integrated cameras, sensors and contactless heart monitor for a completely unique walking experience. Read More…

EV4 off-road rollerblades with tank treads is made teens of 2016

EV4 off road rollerblades-1

If you’re a teenager from the 80s and 90s, you have grown up with roller skates on your feet. That is not really how the teens of 2016 will be. Polish manufacturer EV4 is changing the ordinary with electric off-road rollerblades that are designed to tackle all terrains. Personal mobility devices have come a long way, and EV4 rollerblades adds another feather to the cap making that farfetched idea of electric roller skates a reality.   Read More…

Hendo Hoverboard celebrates ‘Back to the Future’ day in style

Hendo Hoverboard

Hendo Hoverboard was promised to be out on 21 October 2015 if it got funded on Kickstarter for a herculean funding amount of $250,000. And that promise has been fulfilled as Ara Pax have released the next generation 2.0 beta 4-engine prototype of Hendo Hoverboard. Developed in close consultation with skateboarding star Tony Hawk this levitating skateboard is the closest competitor to Lexus Hoverboard which has made all the news after its first reveal.
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NZ inventor develops Ogo hands-free electric wheelchair

Ogo hands-free electric wheelchair

Segway in itself hasn’t been as impressive a personal mobility device as Dean Kamen would have wanted it to be; nonetheless, it has been a source of inspiration for a whole bunch of new age personal transporters. Ogo, first of its kind, hands-free electric wheelchair is no different. Created by Otaki, New Zealand-based inventor Kevin Halsall, the Ogo is made from a rebuilt Segway. Aimed at improving mobility for the disabled, Ogo provides complete freedom of movement and independence for anyone riding it. Read More…

Drill-powered walking machine is one heck of a personal transporter

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We have seen a whole lot of innovative personal mobility devices; but I am yet to slot this one in a category – innovative or crazy? Maybe you can help! Whatever the choice, this drill-powered walking machine is certainly inspiring. Created by Izzy Swan, who loves to play with unique possibilities of the drill; this incredible walking machine is a great way to ride through the city and catch some popping eyeballs. Swan’s walking ride (if I can all it so) is fitted in with a custom made gear box and a dewalt 20V drill, which powers it for a mile on single charge. Read More…

Volkswagen is planning three-wheeled electric scooter for masses

Volks-roller Volkswagen three-wheeled electric scooter

Segway was a revolutionary entry in future of transportation. Somehow, Segway manufacturers failed to bring down prices for the two-wheeled personal transporter and it couldn’t reach the masses. To change that with a much competitively priced solution, Volkswagen is working on a Segway-style personal mobility device which could debut next year. The news was broken by Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn in an interview with Bild, a German Newspaper. Read More…

NTT Docomo’s NRR robot wheelchair ensures safe personal mobility for elderly

NRR robot wheelchair by NTT Docomo

Tmsuk and NTT Docomo have developed a wheelchair robot dubbed as New Robot Rodem (NRR) that helps the user in moving without the need of any help of caregivers. The robotic wheelchair has a rear side opening from which the user can get inside it by using the arms and moving the hip a tad. While this is not possible with other wheelchairs that require the patient to crave for help in case they have some physical disability or especially for elderly who have problem in moving too much due to muscle fatigue.
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