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Nuevo scooter eléctrico compacto, ligero y fácil de plegar

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOUK20150730003
Publicado:
31/07/2015
Caducidad:
30/07/2016
Resumen:
Un inventor británico ha desarrollado el prototipo de un nuevo scooter ligero (15 kg), compacto, eléctrico y que puede plegarse a modo de maleta en 4 segundos. El scooter es lo suficientemente pequeño cuando se pliega para poder transportarlo en avión y está indicado para viajes de menos de 20 km. Se buscan fabricantes de scooters con el fin de fabricar el producto a partir del prototipo y mejorar el diseño. El inventor también está abierto a otras aplicaciones, por ejemplo, en campos de golf o como medio para moverse en aeropuertos, centros comerciales, etc. El objetivo es establecer acuerdos de fabricación.

Details

Tittle:
Innovative compact, lightweight and easy-folding electric mobility scooter
Summary:
A UK inventor has developed a prototype of a novel mobility scooter that is lightweight. electric and can be folded into "suitcase mode". The scooter is small enough when folded to be carried onto planes as carry-on luggage and is suitable for journeys of less than 20 km. The inventor is seeking a manufacturing agreement from a suitable manufacturer in the sector.
Description:
Current mobility scooters on the market are heavy and bulky vehicles that need to be disassembled in order to be taken into cars or public transport. They require considerable storage space for users and are not suitable for those whose mobility needs might be sporadic (for example, they may only require the use of a scooter for short periods of time, and so using a current scooter would be impractical).

This new scooter is a battery powered, three-wheeled vehicle that can be neatly folded into a piece of luggage for easy transportation and storage, as well as being folded into a chair to rest on.

The innovative design is complemented by the following -
- Easy to handle: folding / unfolding in 4 seconds;
- Light in weight: prototype is 15 kg (including battery);
- Neat and small when folded: L45 x W22 x H68cm;
- Convenient for travel: free to take onto airplane as carry luggage;
- Adjustable speed: 0 - 30km/hour (can be fix to any speed for legislation purpose);
- Big wheels for stability : Front 12 inches and rear 10 inches;
- Supreme battery performance: 2.8kg, range 35km per charge.

The inventor is seeking a manufacturer of mobility scooters to take the product from its prototype stage to production, and is keen to work with the manufacturer to improve/refine the design. They are also open to other applications for the scooter, such as within golfing or as a walking aid generally within airports, shopping centres and so on.
Advantages and Innovations:
The scooter offers a number of advantages to current technology.
1. It is powered by clean energy
2. It offers a reduction to traffic congestion - it does not require ´parking´
3. It offers individuals with less severe mobility needs the opportunity for greater mobility for short distances.
4. It solves a social problem of the home-confined elderly by providing a mobility aid to help them enjoy outdoor fresh air and company.
5. It is small enough when folded to fit into a car boot, and can be carried on public transport and onto planes as carry-on luggage.

The "chair mode" is also useful for users when on a train/bus or in a public space when no seats are available.
Stage of Development:
Prototype available for demonstration
IPs:
Secret know-how

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
- Type of partner sought: Manufacturer

- Specific area of activity of the partner: Mobility aids/scooters

- Task to be performed by the partner sought: To take the device from prototype to production via a manufacturing agreement.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
02009001 Diseño de vehículos
02009002 Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
02009010 Lightweight construction