Segway Human Transporter


Pictured above: Segway Human Transporter


The Segway Human Transporter is the first self-balancing, electric-powered transportation device. With dimensions no larger than the average adult body and the ability to emulate human balance, the Segway HT uses the same space as a pedestrian, and can go wherever a person can walk. The Segway HT allows people at home and at work to go farther, move more quickly, and increase the amount they can carry anywhere they currently walk.

The Segway is the result of years of research and development. The Segway team developed a breakthrough technology called Dynamic Stabilization, which is the essence of the device. Dynamic Stabilization enables Segway HT to work seamlessly with the body's movements. Gyroscopes and tilt sensors in Segway HT monitor a user's centre of gravity at about 100 times a second. When a person leans slightly
forward, Segway HT moves forward. When leaning back, Segway HT moves back.

Every Segway HT has three different keys that riders may choose from depending on riding environment and level of experience. The Beginner Key has a maximum speed of 6 mph and the slowest turning rate. It allows riders to learn how to ride the Segway HT and gain confidence using the machine. The Sidewalk Key has a maximum speed of 8 mph and a medium turning rate. This key allows riders to ride within pedestrian environments and confined spaces. The Open Environment Key has a maximum speed of 12.5 mph and the most responsive turning rate. This key allows riders to comfortably cover open spaces.

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