Would Your Grandma Rock a Unicycle?

September 25, 2009

Apparently Honda thinks she would, as they've created the Honda U3-X, a strange mixture between a Segway and a unicycle, as a mobility device for the elderly, disabled, or just incredibly lazy.

U3-X uses an electric motor designed to provide free movement in all direction, stop, and adjust speed on the fly using shifting body weight. 


The device utilizes an omni-directional driving wheel system (Honda Omni Traction Drive System, or HOT Drive System), which enables movement in all directions, including not only forward and backward, but also directly to the right and left and diagonally.

No word yet on when we might see these puppies cruising the retirement home, and whether or not it comes with a how-to guide on juggling.

Source: Jalopnik