Inflatable electric scooter Poimo can take away any fat manOctober 14, 2020
Japanese engineers decided to go beyond a compact inflatable electric scooter that fits into a backpack and presented a more sophisticated version of Poimo. All inflatable elements, including wheels, are made according to photographs of the customer, according to his figure and needs. And the electric motor and battery provide an hour of leisurely driving at a speed of 6 km / h.
In May, engineers from the University of Tokyo unveiled the Poimo electric scooter that fits in a backpack. By filling the polyurethane housing with air, the owner can travel from home to the subway or work faster than walking. True, it was not designed for large people. In the new invention of the same team, this flaw is corrected, reports New Atlas.
First of all, the prospective owner of a new electric scooter must take a series of photographs in the desired seating position. A special program creates a three-dimensional model of a scooter based on these images, ideally adapted to the needs of the driver.
Particularly meticulous customers can make additional changes that the program allows – so long as the strength, stability and functionality of the transport are not affected. Once the design phase is complete, the model is handed over to the manufacturer.
The scooter itself – all seven separate inflatable elements including the wheels – are made from durable Drop-Stich material. Naturally, electronic components such as a brushless motor or a lithium-ion battery are supplied separately.
The functional prototype – and so far only it exists – weighs 9 kg, has a maximum speed of 6 km / h, and the battery lasts for about one hour. The inventors are going to present it at the UIST 2020 online conference next month.
Segway recently raised funds for a smart moped eMoped C80 with a maximum speed of 32 km / h and a power reserve of 85 km. The vehicle automatically detects the owner by smartphone, allows you to take your hands off the wheel for 5 seconds and notifies the owner when the moped is pushed or moved.
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