21 December 2013
The Copenhagen Wheel
See the invention that will change cycling forever
What is the solution to a greener, more physically-fit planet? Biking! Even though forward-thinking cities already use bikes for their transportation, we have been lagging behind. Even though biking is fun and practical, there are some drawbacks that may keep people from taking it up. The most common reason why people don't bike is the amount of energy needed to do it.
Meet the invention that's going to change all of that. Developed by researchers at MIT, this device snaps onto your bike and helps you conserve energy. And it does it in an ingenuous, remarkable way.
It's called the Copenhagen Wheel, and it stores the energy that you already use, and saves it for when you need it most. Hills become flat, and you no longer have to expel loads of energy to get around. Curious? Watch the video for more information. It's a device so simple, you'll be amazed at what it accomplishes. It just might change the cycling world (and our planet) forever.