It was from this philosophical question that a Portuguese inventor developed a new prototype in which the wheels do not complete a perfect circle.
“ELIP is a bike that has elliptical wheels, but it walks just like a regular bike,” explained Jacinto Oliveira Regional Network, the “father” of this innovation, which is being one of the main attractions of the Bike Portugal Festival, Which takes place this weekend at Cnema, in Santarém.
Manufactured in Ponte de Sor by the company Autoforese, the bicycle is the fruit of approximately three years of research and may be about to hit the market.
His presence at the festival is precisely to test the sensitivity of the public, who is invited to try out this new form of pedaling.
“We have to take the next step, which is the industrialization of the bicycle, that is, its production to be marketed. That is where we want to walk, but at the moment we do not even have an idea of the price,” added Jacinto Oliveira.
Despite its elliptical wheels, the ELIP offers a driving experience similar to conventional bikes, since the eccentricity of the movement is corrected through this technology already patented by Autoforese.
The project for its development had the scientific and technological support of LINE.IPT, the Laboratory of Industrial and Business Innovation (LINE) of the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (IPT).
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