Friday, May 7, 2010

NEW ERA OF PERSONAL HUMAN TRANSPORTER

The Magic Wheel is the latest New foot scooter to hit the World's streets. Magic wheel is monocycle which enhances joy skating in form of big wheel and it will cost you approx .£119.
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ORBIT WHEEL-Like a cross between a skateboard and inline skates, but with more freedom and simplicity than either, the Orbitwheel is a brand new concept for wheeled sports. Just slip your feet through the stirrup with your shoes on, and you can glide around sideways. The Orbit Wheel concept is basic, and as the wheels whirl around your feet, it's up to you to invent tricks and maneuvers for this new type of skate.Orbit Wheels provide fun and alternative wheeled transportation in portable, convenient skates.
They're available now for a kind-of-ludicrous price of $145 if you're so inclined.


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CHARIOT SKATE- Wheelskates' revolutionary design features a pair of large wheels that have the skater's feet suspended below the axles enabling a smoother, more fluid skating experience that crosses boundaries into skiing and cycling. Wheelskates' unique, patented design replaces the limitations of boots and small-wheels with a free, fluid flow that feels like ice skating and snow skiing at the same time:
they gain & maintain momentum with less effort & greater stability than other skates, yet allow more maneuverability,a large wheel with pneumatic tire securely supported away from the skaters leg allows the skater to: skate over rougher terrain;ski down grassy slopes;commute like a bicycle with a freedom only possible without seat or handle-bars;
Currently in production phase will cost you around 5000 USD
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TRIKKE- enjoy the joy of cycling and cornering in trikke. T8 Sport comes equipped with high performance air tires and aluminum rims, aircraft-grade aluminum frame and upgraded components. The T8 Sport is the machine for the real enthusiast. With better traction and a smooth ride, air tires allow you to carve up all kinds of pavement and go for miles. Cost-500 USD.
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POWERISER The spring leg-The Poweriser is the ultimate fun sports equipment. Developed by the aerospace industry (jumping spring and avaiation industry) the Poweriser is the new challenge for all those inline skates, roller skates and skateboards collecting dust in the attic. Powerisers give you the ability to jump 6 feet in the air and run strides up to 9 feet with incredible speed. Are you into X Games and Extreme Sports Toys ? Enjoy incredible heights and speed with your Powerisers. Incredible basketball slam dunks, amazing flips, breath-taking heights all are made possible with the Powerisers!
Cost- 189 USD
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GREENSPEED TRIKE- simple trike recumbent cycling posture is great thing for weekend outing and camping.aluminium alloy body makes it lightweight to ride.
Cost approx starting price- 2000 USD

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A-BIKE- he A-bike is a type of folding bicycle invented by Sir Clive Sinclair in the United Kingdom and released on 12 July 2006. It weighs 5.5 kilograms (12 lb) and folds to 67×30×16 cm, small enough to fit in a rucksack.
"The idea is that if you have a bicycle which is seriously lighter and more compact than anything existing at the moment, it will change the way in which people see bikes."
Sir Clive Sinclair, inventor of the A-bike

Cost – approx 360 USD
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NIMBUS- unique and minimalistic design which is designed by NIMBUS , no news about product availability.
STRIDA- is a portable, belt-driven, folding bicycle with a distinctive 'A'-shaped collapsible frame, designed by UK engineer and designer Mark Sanders.
Aimed primarily at commuters and city dwellers whose storage space might be limited, the Strida is designed to be simple to use, quick to fold, and easy to maintain. A folded Strida can be wheeled on and off trains and buses easily, and can provide greater mobility between other forms of transport.
http://www.strida.com/en/products/
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YIKE-BIKE-If you don't mind your handlebars being located beside your butt and endless giggles and smirks as you roll by then perhaps the YikeBike is the fancy bit of urban mobility kit you've been yearning. Looking something like a space-age version of that charming British improvement on the French boneshaker bike, this mini penny-farthing is minimalist but packs some cool features. Not only is it equipped with turning and braking indicators but it is the first "bike" to feature anti-locking brakes. The carbon fiber frame ensures strength but keeps it light enough (10 kg/22 lb) to carry up a couple flights of stairs after you spend the 15 seconds it takes to fold it up.
The unfortunate price tag of 3,500 Euros (app. $5,235) really brings this product screaming to a halt.
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SEGWAY-At first glance, this device (called the SegwayTM Human Transporter) doesn't seem all that remarkable -- it looks like a high-tech scooter. But people who have tried it out claim that it is much, much more -- a completely different way to get around.
Dean Kamen, the machine's inventor, held especially high hopes for the Segway.
Although the Segway hasn't quite lived up to its hype, it's most definitely an amazing machine.
Cost 5000 USD highly priced.
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ENICYCLE-While the Enicycle may look eerily similar to Focus Design's SBU unicycle, it's decidedly different when looking at the nuts and bolts of things. As of now, just two of these devices exist in the entire world, and one Ortis Deley was able to scoot over to Italy in order to give one of them a ride. Thanks to what is described as "a clever system of gyroscopes, embedded processors and a 1,000W hub motor," the bike was said to be exceptionally easy to control, and the foot-steering apparatus seemed to also work quite well.Cost- not yet in full production , hope they will do justice to the price.
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EASY-GLIDER-One of the more interesting personal transportation devices we have seen in recent times is the German-made EasyGlider - an electrically-powered wheel with a handle that offers a quite unique motive experience, exhilarating speed and a range of 35km on each charge.
After several years of development of the EasyGlider, the final production version is nearing readiness and the company plans to deliver the first vehicles in September with mass production due to begin in October 2004.
So strong has been the interest in the eco-friendly EasyGlider that the company is holding firm orders for more than 2000 at the retail price of EU890 (AU$1430).

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TOYOTA-WINGLET-Prepare to step aside Segway, you had your chance to revolutionize personal transportation. Introducing the Toyota Winglet. Still under development, Winglet's body has a 10.4 x 18-inch footprint and stands 1.5-, 2.2-, or 3.7-feet tall (depending upon the S, M, or L model chosen) and features an electric motor capable of a max 6km/h cruising speed for up to 10km a jaunt (only 5km for the S model). Like the Segway, the user controls the Winglet by shifting his weight to move the transporter forward and back or to make tight turns.
No idea about cost and date of availability yet.
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HONDA U3-X-eah, we've seen a self-balancing unicycle before, but the brand new U3-X from Honda takes it to another level. A creepy-sterile, awesomely futuristic Honda level, to be precise. What makes the U3-X particularly interesting is it has the regular large wheel of a unicycle, but that wheel is actually made up of several small wheels in a series, which can rotate independently, meaning that the device can go forward, backward, side-to-side and diagonally, all being controlled with a simple lean. Honda credits its ASIMO research for this multi-directional capability, though we're not sure we see it -- ASIMO is biped, after all -- but far be it from us to discredit an excuse to keep up the good work on the ASIMO front. Right now the "experimental model" of the U3-X gets a single hour of battery and weighs under 22 pounds, with a seat and foot rests that fold into the device for extra portability. No word of course on when the thing might make it to market,
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6 comments:

  1. Oh god!! this was such a lengthy post.. still couldn't take away the charm.. i like all these concepts. i owned a bicycle years ago.

    what are you by profession yogesh? you seem to be very active to arranging knowledge :)

    i appreciate you.
    cheers,

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  2. Hi, Kathy
    i am very much intrested in human powered vehicle and presently working on same concepts.
    i am industrial designer by profession , and whenever i get time i try to post something.

    thanx for appreciation.

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  5. Great article. Worth the time to read. Informative and fun. Success to you in your designs as well.

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  6. We own several models of Trik-E, it's a fun way for sure!

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