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Title:
CONTROL OF PERSONAL TRANSPORTER BASED ON USER POSITION
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2018135096
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:
PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a personal transporter.SOLUTION: A control device provides a user with input of a desired direction of motion or an orientation for a transporter. The control device comprises an input part for receiving a value based on a detected orientation of a user's body as specification by the user. The user-specified input may be conveyed by the user using any of a large variety of input modalities including: ultrasonic body position sensing; foot force sensing; handlebar lean; an active handlebar; mechanical measuring of a body position; and linear slider directional input. An apparatus that may include the active handlebar is provided so that a rider positions on a vehicle in such a manner to reduce lateral instability due to lateral acceleration of the vehicle.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 8B

Inventors:
DEAN KAMEN
AMBROGI ROBERT R
DATTOLO JAMES J
DUGGAN ROBERT J
FIELD DOUGLAS J
HEINZMANN RICHARD KURT
MCCAMBRIDGE MATTHEW M
MORRELL JOHN B
PIEDMONTE MICHAEL D
ROSASCO RICHARD J
Application Number:
JP2018110158A
Publication Date:
August 30, 2018
Filing Date:
June 08, 2018
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Assignee:
DEKA PRODUCTS LP
International Classes:
B62K17/00; A61G5/04; A63C17/01; A63C17/08; B62D37/00; B62D51/00; B62D51/02; B62D61/00; B62K1/00; A61G5/06
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
山本 秀策
森下 夏樹