2002 Segway Human Transporter

Kamen, Dean, 1951- and Segway, Inc.2002

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The Segway Personal Transporter is the brainchild of Dean Kamen. Introduced in 2001, this personal mobility device was touted as the next great transportation revolution. This 2002 model "i" weighs 83 pounds, has a speed of 12.5 mph, and a range of 8-12 miles. The Segway uses sophisticated electronic gyroscopic sensors and microprocessors to maintain balance and respond to operator's commands.

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  • Title: 2002 Segway Human Transporter
  • Creator: Kamen, Dean, 1951-, Segway, Inc.
  • Date Created: 2002
  • Location: United States, New Hampshire, Bedford
  • Subject Keywords: Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village, Walbridge Aldinger Company, Electric vehicles, Scooters (Land vehicles)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Patent Date: 2002
  • Object Name: Electric vehicle
  • Object ID: 2004.75.1
  • Manufacturer: Segway, Inc.
  • Inventor: Dean Kamen
  • Invention: Segway
  • Image ID: THF101560
  • Field: Transportation
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.


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