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Thesaurus Term : Segway

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The Segway (tm) Personal Transporter is a two-nontandom-wheeled, self-balancing transportation device invented by Dean Kamen and unveiled in December 2001. It is produced by Segway Inc. of New Hampshire, USA. Computers, gyroscopic sensors and motors in the base of the device help to keep the Segway PT upright at all times. Users lean forward to go forward, lean back to go backward, and turn by using a "Lean Steer" Handlebar, leaning it left or right. Earlier HTs used a twist grip to steer by twisting the grip left and right. Segway PTs are driven by electric motors at up to 5.6 m/s (12.5 mph/20 km/h). In laws that regulate it, the applicable category is sometimes called "electric personal assistive mobility devices" (EPAMD).
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