Dr-Fix-It! Notebook Archive:
PROJECT GINGER Finally Released!...
Noted inventer and entrepreneur Dean Kamen made a media spash in early 2001 when he first revealed his "Project Ginger." which he purported to be an innovation of such magnitude that cities will soon to be rebuilt to accomodate it. Some insiders termed Dean Kamen's "Project Ginger" invention no less than "world-altering" .
Dean Kamen's deep understanding of the physical sciences and his ability to integrate low tech physics with cutting edge technologies has led to breakthrough processes and products. He has registered more than 150 patents for medical devices and processes that have improved medical procedures worldwide.
Now, "Project Ginger" has officially been unveiled as the The Segway Human Transporter (HT), which Kamen has been developing for nearly a decade with a team at his DEKA Research and Development Corporation., The Segway Human Transporter (HT) is a truly 21st-century idea. It is gyroscopicly balanced two-wheeled electric vehicle that is practical, efficient and stable and affordable .
The Segway HT moves forward with cues from body language that one unconsciously uses to maintain balance while walking or running. When a rider leans forward, the Segway HT goes forward. A walking lean produces a walking rate, a steeper running lean can bring the machine to its top speed of 12.5 mph. The Segway HT stops when the rider leans back slightly.
The Segway HT is now being offered for sale exclusively at Amazon.com on a first-come first-served basis for delivery starting March 2003. Priced at $4950, A 10% non-refundable deposit is required for March 2003 Delivery.
The Segway Human Transporter (HT) is truly an innovative device and may well prove to live up to the billing of a "world altering" invention!
For more information, consult The Segway Human Transporter at Amazon.Com