With the last couple years going crazy with Segways and electric cars, we have another reason to celebrate today as Focus Designs has launched their new line of electric unicycles so you can get to work without much effort other than balancing your upper body. (to the left or right, front and back balancing is already accomplished by the on-board gyroscope.
The SBU is an electric self-balancing unicycle. It controls the forward and backward balance while the rider balances left and right. It’s a unique blend of machine and human balancing. The rider controls the speed by leaning forward or backward to speed up or stop. There is no need to pedal, in fact there are no crank arms, just foot rests. The SBU keeps upright by utilizing advanced electronics including accelerometers and gyroscopes with sophisticated balancing algorithms. It’s truly an experience like no other.