Urban Wheel

Course: Undergrad Thesis
Project: One-wheel Personal Transporter
Instructor: Xusheng Zhang
Designer: Weinan Yang
Date: January-May, 2015
Award: Silver A' Design Award Winner 2017

Urban Wheel is a redesign of electric unicycle, changing the way that users interact with it, in order to produce maximum value of self-balancing technology.

Unlike the existing electric unicycles, Urban Wheel is a bi-wheel unicycle used in sitting posture, making it easier to learn and safer to ride. Having users’ hands rest on the rear handles, Urban Wheel gives a good sensitivity to control balance. With the compact and ergonomic form design, Urban Wheel also maintains the advantage of portability.