Poimo is made using thermoplastic polyurethane and is said to be a careful combination of robotics and mobility technologies. As such, it is soft, comfortable, yet easy to use and functional. It takes just over one minute to fully inflate before a number of parts are attached, including its battery and wheels as well as a high-tech wireless controller which has been integrated into the handlebars.
Currently, the Poimo weighs in at just over five kilos, however, researchers are confident that they will be able to make the E-bike even more lightweight with further development. Ryuma Niiyama, one of the talented researchers behind the innovation stated:
“We believe that our inflatable mobility, which is different from existing mobility systems and creates new relationships with people, will be useful as a one-mile mobility for the city in the future.”
According to happymag.tv