SEGWAY FOR INDIVIDUALS
Learn How It Works
The technology inside a Segway Personal Transporter (PT) consists of an intelligent network of sensors, mechanical assemblies, and control systems that balance and move you on two wheels. From the moment you step on, five micro-machined angular rate sensors and two accelerometers sense the changing terrain and your body position at 100 times per second.
Stand on a Segway PT and it remains stationary and upright, balancing you appropriately. Shift your weight forward, backward, left or right, and LeanSteer™ technology immediately sends you gliding in the direction you want to go, at exactly the speed you want to move. Straighten up and you gently stop. Segway engineers call it "closed-loop dynamic stability control" you'll call it magic.
A Segway PT quickly feels like an extension of your own body, making it easy for you to remain confident, comfortable, and in control - even when it's transporting you at speeds of up to 12.5mph/20kph, or about the pace of a brisk run. As you use a Segway PT more frequently, your routine is no longer routine; everyday activities become experiences you'll look forward to. Step up to a Segway PT and you'll be transported - in more ways than one.
If you'd like to take a closer look, watch behind-the-scenes footage from the team that developed the original Segway PT.