posted on Sep, 25 2005 @ 03:27 PM
The hype that preceded the Segway (www.segway.com...
), the two wheeled, human transportation system actually touted the device
as being truly revolutionary. The inventor and many of it's initial bakcers actually believed that the Segway would revolutionize the way that
cities were built. Well, maybe so, but so far the Segway has not lived up to it's promised versatility. Nevertheless, something that I would invent
would be something that would be similar to the segway. Except it would allow for the rider to be seated.
A drawback to the current Segway is the fact that a training period is required to accustom the drive/rider to the way that the novel HT (human
transport) device steers and moves forward and backward....this is done by leaning. One aspect of the segways' design is that for many, espeically
the elderly, the sensation of movement and the necessity for shifting ones weight and balance is often daunting. A version where a person is seated
would be a dramatic improvement, especially if the same versatility of the segway is adapted to such a device.
In essence, my invention would be a chair that allows the same ease of transport as the segway. So consider this an adaptation or improvement on an