EnciCycle: A Self Balancing Unicycle With Segway Like Features (video)
If you don’t fancy yourself a Segway type and would like something a bit more urban and hip, then the EniCycle might just fit the bill.
Unlike traditional unicycles, the EniCycle takes just 15-30 minutes to learn how to ride, a feat accomplished by way of mini-gyroscopes that measure the vertical angle of the bike 100 times a second. That info is then sent to the bike’s internal processor and 1000 watt hub motor to keep the bike balanced. To accelerate, just lean forward while a pair of foot pegs act as a steering wheel. Top speed maxes out at 10 mph and the battery provides about 3 hours of riding time on a single charge.
Its inventor, Aleksander Polutnik, has only created two of the bikes and is currently in search of funding to begin mass production.
Checkout the Gadget Show’s hands on video above.