I know that this Uni-Cub personal mobility device could be a great solution for the elderly or disabled, but for the life of me I can’t get this out of my mind:
The Uni-Cub moves forward, back, side-to-side, and even diagonally by responding to shifts in the driver’s weight, or with an optional remote control. The balancing tech is derived from the ASIMO robot. It’s an interesting next step from the Segway, and a potentially more useful one, since those with mobility issues can use it. It has a smaller footprint than most wheelchairs or scooters, and appears to keep the user up a bit higher, which is always nice.
But for a healthy person just tooling around the office or the city? Seriously? Don’t we have legs for that?