Say Goodbye To Training Wheels With The GyroBike

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Developed by four Dartmouth undergrads in an engineering design class, the GyroBike helps children to ride bicycles by using gyroscoping precission to turn the front wheel in the direction of a child's impending fall, both correcting the imbalance and teaching them the counterintuitive but correct way to keep themselves from falling. Dear GyroBike: we never learned to bike as children and many adults like us would spend the money on your product for ourselves. Make it happen!

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GyroBike [via CNET News]

DISCUSSION

rachelwalker-old
RachelWalker

That appears an incredibly elaborate way to teach a kid how to balance! We got the likeabike jumper for our boy, and he picked it up in no time... I dare say he could beat in me to work most days! We picked up the aluminium model over the traditional wood frame models as we figured he'd get bullied relentlessly riding a slab of plywood.