Segway: 'IT' Can Read Your Mind

The mystery transportation device known as "Ginger" or "It" is an innovative motor scooter that can read your mind. Its official name is the "Segway Human Transporter."

December 4, 2001, 6:00 AM PST

By Abhijeet Chavan @

"Dean Kamen, inventor of the scooter now formally known as the "Segway Human Transporter ," said riders can control the device by just thinking about where they want to go...Kamen envisions car- and smog-free cities where everyone scoots around on a Segway -- assuming, of course, that everyone can come up with $3,000 to purchase the device, which will be available sometime in 2002."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Monday, December 3, 2001 in Wired


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