Posts from the ‘Copenhagen Wheel MIT’ Category

Innovation, Entrepreneurship & the Evolution of Cities

Excellent article by http://blog.irvingwb.com/blog/

Irving Wladawsky-Berger on why is it that only a few cities and regions around the world have become successful innovation hubs, even though many have tried?

http://blog.irvingwb.com/blog/2009/10/innovation-entrepreneurship-and-the-evolution-of-cities.html

Copenhagen Wheel to assist the elderly and disabled with a power boost..

The Copenhagen Wheel can now be used in offshoot applications.

Why not we make it perform as a self-powered exoskeleton.

  • Using the same principle we could design a knee brace which would charge under normal walking and give that extra power boost while we climb stairs.
  • It could also be fitted on self-powered wheel chairs and help the propulsion on a steep incline.
  • It could be used to help elderly to getting up from a seated position
  • It could generate temporary power during blackouts
  • Power single person lifts at home
  • Could become a wearable power source to charge lap tops and cell phones and be charged by normal walking
  • Self powered walker for the infirm

All of us need a capacitor start at some time or other 🙂

Copenhagen Wheel – Timing, audience & branding

It was a joy to read about the Copenhagen wheel. Perfect timing for a release. An where can you get a better audience. And look at the branding strategy.

I like this innovation for many reasons.

  • This will trigger other interesting and mind blogging piggyback innovations.
  • It had tremendous exposure and makes a very strong statement at an opportune time.
  • This is led by the young generation and that gives us great hope for the future
  • It is simple, functional, brilliant and I want to have one
  • It is the cousin of my gemPOD and the nephew of my pemmPOD 🙂
  • It keeps us healthy
  • It keeps us informed
  • It keeps us entertained
  • It will create jobs
  • It gives encouragement to the young generation by motivating them for greater things
  • It can be built on existing platforms.
  • It give us alternate transportation
  • It will definitely save energy
  • It is cool
  • It tells us Design Thinking is the way to go

Go ahead, Google Copenhagen Wheel 🙂

Looks like the gemPOD is the cousin of the Copenhagen Wheel

I was just going over the specs of the pemmPOD and the gemPOD. Looks like the gemPOD is the cousin of the Copenhagen MIT wheel Hub. The Copenhagen wheel I am sure will drive a lot of lateral designs. My kudos to the MIT team for making a very strong statement at Copenhagen. The sky is the limit for innovation.

Did the MIT team use Design Thinking. It would be nice to know what drove this grat innovative product?