Personal Transporter Designed by Student
Segways are a well-known form of personal transportation. They are both economical and environmentally friendly, which makes them very likely to be the future of transportation. A design student, Bimal Rajappan, created a radical concept for the next generation of this popular mode of transport.
This personal transporter is not only a representation of the future of personal vehicles, but also an embodiment of what today’s young minds are capable of. We hope that this concept will soon come into production and we will see more and more people using these transporters around us.
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.