Self-balancing gyroscopic technology has spawned several innovations from the Segway to upright mobile robotics. Inventist has come up with another balancing innovation for personal portable transportation: Hovertrax.
The Hovertrax uses gyroscopic technology and accelerometers to keep a person in a standing upright position while it transports them both indoors and out. Each side of the board tilts independently and based on the rider’s foot movement on the platforms, they will move forward, backward, turn or circle. The system is powered by a lithium-ion battery that drives two hub motors and can be fully recharged in about an hour. It has a four mile range on a charge, a top speed of 6 miles per hour, can climb a 15 degree incline and can support up to 225 pounds while weighing just nine pounds itself.
That is the best thing about Hovertrax, its portability. Think of Hovertrax as a motorized skateboard that is easily carried and stored. It is a fun, alternative mode of transportation that will get you moving with a product release date early next year.