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Hands-Free Scooter

Look Like Less Of A Dork, Possibly Cool With Segway Mod

— July 29, 2007 — Unique
Ulrich Kahlert's add-on/modification for the Segway enables handsfree operation of the ubergeek scooter. Which actually might make it kind of cool, without the intrusive handlebars standing in front of you, it's more like having robotic rollerblades strapped to your feet. He also makes a camera mount for cameramen.

Implications - Segway personal transportation vehicles have revolutionized the way people navigate on foot; they're virtually omnipresent in malls and have inspired a tech-savvy twist on walking tours in many major cities. By adapting this pressure-sensitive vehicle to make other jobs easier, such as filming video, product designers can build upon the success of the Segway and take advantage of its expanding consumer base.
Trend Themes
1. Hands-free Operation - Developing hands-free add-ons for other personal transportation devices could provide disruptive innovation opportunities.
2. Pressure-sensitive Technology - Exploring ways to incorporate pressure-sensitive technology into other industries could lead to new and innovative products.
3. Adapted Personal Transportation - Adapting personal transportation devices for other uses, such as filming video, could create a new market for innovative products.
Industry Implications
1. Personal Transportation - Developing add-ons for personal transportation devices such as bikes and skateboards could provide new opportunities for innovation.
2. Film and Media - Creating adapted personal transportation devices for filming could lead to safer and more efficient methods of capturing footage.
3. Industrial Tools - Incorporating pressure-sensitive technology into tools and equipment could create more efficient and safe working environments.
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