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Electric-Bike In A Backpack: Inflate It, Ride It

by: Joris Zuid
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Research organization Mercari R4D and students from the University of Tokyo have jointly developed an inflatable electric-bike that riders can stash away inside their backpack.

Electric-Bike In A Backpack

Called Poimo, which stands for portable and inflatable mobility, the electric bike comprises a body made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and detachable components including handles, wheels, a battery, and a motor. The shape of the electric bike can be inflated within minutes using a small pump.

 

                                   Electric bike: Poimo is inflatable and can be transported inside a backpack

Electric-Bike: Inflate It, Ride It

Designed for short trips around the city or last-mile journeys, the Poimo is light enough to be deflated, folded down and carried around in the user's bag, allowing them to get on and off anywhere they wish.

Researcher Ryosuke Yamamura from Mercari R4D developed the wireless bike in collaboration with four students from the University of Tokyo and designer Hisato Ogata from Takram studio. Poimo was the result of developments in soft robotics technology and personal mobility – something the researchers call ‘soft mobility,’ designed to be smooth, lightweight, and inflatable.

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While many other micro-mobility solutions such as electric bikes, scooters, or skateboards are used for last-mile journeys from a train station or bus top to the user's final destination, these designs still encounter issues in regards to portability, safety, and price. This is down to their ‘rigid, heavy, and bulky properties,’ explained the Poimo designers.

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Electric-Bike In A Backpack: Greenhouse Gasses

About 60 percent of car trips in Japan are short distances, which is not very good in terms of congestion and greenhouse gases, they continued. This is a similar situation in other countries. We believe that new mobility like Poimo is needed to replace this with short-range-only personal movement.

The rigid components of the scooter, which include two eight-inch front wheels, two six-inch rear wheels, a motor, a built-in wireless controller, and a 70 by 110 millimeter-long battery, weigh around 5.5 kilograms in total.

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Electric-Bike: Poimo

Poimo was born out of a discussion at a research camp attended by the University of Tokyo students Hiroki Sato, Young Ah Seong, Ryuma Niiyama, and Yoshihiro Kawahara. Here they came up with the concept for an inflatable mobility solution that would be safe in a crash and portable when not in use.

Electric-Bike: Inflate It

According to the designers, the soft body would protect pedestrians as well as the rider in the event of an accident, creating a 'new relationship between people and mobility.'

The inflatable characteristic of the electric bike also means it can be easily customized, say the researchers. As the body is made from pasted together fabrics, the user can make it into whatever shape they desire.

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While the scooter is currently just a prototype, Mercari R4D and the students claim that the final product will be lighter and even more portable than at present.

WhatsOrb embraces innovations. Electric bicycles are a ‘transit innovation’ from which the battery is still a hazard for the environment. With mining lithium and cobalt is often child labor involved. Currently, a conventional bicycle without motor and battery is still the environmental way of transportation. WhatsOrb.

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