DailyDirt: Personal Mobility Devices
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Hoverboards of various designs have captured the imagination of kids for quite some time. Mobility devices like the Segway were supposed to revolutionize transportation and city planning, perhaps replacing cars with somewhat ridiculous 2-wheeled vehicles. Maybe someday self-balancing mobility devices won’t be some kind of joke. We might have to wait until all the patents expire, though.
- The popularity of a hoverboard has died down a bit, but is there any real innovation in these personal mobility devices? A patent for one of these hoverboards got some attention from Mark Cuban, but it looks like Cuban might be planning to make a different kind of hoverboard with its own silly patent. [url]
- If you can’t be bothered to stand on a 2-wheeled hoverboard, maybe you should get an attachment that turns a hoverboard into a 4 wheeled cart that you can sit on. The HoverCart or HoverSeat doesn’t look like anything you couldn’t slap together after a trip to any hardware store (however, it’s patent pending…), but it’s a novelty attachment for your novelty hoverboard — and it won’t catch on fire by itself. [url]
- Could riding a pogo stick become an extreme sport — or a strange form of personal transportation? Who needs wheels at all when a pogo stick can launch you several feet in the air…. [url]
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