5 Fun Facts about Segways

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Whether you are a first time visitor, a captivated returner or even a madrileño. our different Segways tour experiences will allow you to create a memorable journey that you will always remember. Our skilled and perfectly trained Segway guides will not only teach you how to roll like a pro. But also make you immerse into the Spanish culture and the History of Madrid.

In this article and supposedly before going for your first Segway ride, we figured we would give you some interesting facts you should know about this vehichle.

 

Who did invent Segways?

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Dean Lawrence Kamen (born April 5, 1951) an American engineer, inventor, and businessman. He also found the non-profit organization first with Woodie Flowers.

 

What was his initial goal with Segways?

The goal with Segways was to design a wheelchair that permits users to sit higher off the ground. Nevertheless, the result was a product designed to revolutionize the way people travel the streets. Dean Kamen, the machine’s inventor, held high hopes for his invention. In his interview with Time Magazine, he claimed that Segway ” will be to the car what the car was to the horse and buggy.”

 

Did the Founder fall off a cliff and die whilst riding his own segway?

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Many people think that Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway fell off a Cliff into a river and died while riding a Segway, while it was actually the man who bought Segway Inc from Dean in 2010, Jimi Heselden, a British entrepreneur and millionaire.

 

When was the first one made?

Although the majority of people think it was invented in 2001, Segway’s first patent was filed in 1994 and granted in 1997 followed by others including one submitted in June 1999. On December 2001, it was publicly debuted on a show called Good Morning America.

 

Where did the name Segway come from?

The Word is believed to originate from the Word ‘segue’ which means ‘smooth transition’. However, segways are known as ‘Personal transporters’.

5 Fun Facts about Segways