Menu

From the beginning

Posted on December 18, 2015

1987: Professor Kazuo Yamafuji creates a two-wheel gyroscopic balancing device and files a patent application

image

2001: Segway commercializes their product and patents specific refinements and improvements

image

2008: Toyota develops a leg-controlled two-wheel device, the Winglet

image

2009: Honda develops a seated omnidirectional balancing mobility device, the U3-X

image

2010: Shane Chen invents the standing electric unicycle, the Solowheel and files a patent application for a standing one-wheeled vehicle concept

image

2012: Shane Chen begins developing the Hovertrax and files a patent application for a hands-free, foot-controlled balancing vehicle concept

image

2013: Kickstarter for the Hovertrax campaign launched: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/687658339/hovertrax/description