Go everywhere with GENNY 2.0
The Idea of Genny 2.0 is the result of an evolution that started with inventor Paolo Badano`s intuition. More than 16 years ago this young man found himself having to live with his wheelchair because of a mere accident.
The ongoing research to improve daily mobility in those years were never of interest to him. The solutions the market offered were sistematically traditional variations of the classic four-wheeled chair, that, even if powered, always ended up having a number of limitations and being aesthetically questionable.
It was only a few years ago when his attention was caught by a strange electric means of transportation named ‘Segway PT’. A machine that appeared to be magical thanks to its unique functions and stabilization abilities.
The only apparently unresolvable problem was that, in order to use it, one had to be in a perfect upright position. It didn’t take much figuring out to understand that if the Segway PT® managed to keep safely in balance a human being with the center of gravity high above the ground, it would also be able to do so for a seated user.
Of course, as always, the actual development of a plan takes much more time than coming up with an idea, especially since this was a very ambitious undertaking, the first obligation of this means of transportation being to continue guarantee safety for its new rider.
For more than two years Paolo has collaborated in this project, facing with determination the obstacles that presented themselves every day along the way. His choice to embrace the Segway® technology and put to good use the experience of designers and engineers with worldwide reputation in robotics, has made the difference. And this choice eventually has brought him to this indisputable success.
Today Genny 2.0 finally has become a reality. Its eye-catching design combined with a state-of-the-art technology breaks with all conventional schemes that were used up until now, finally pulling down any barrier, whether it’s a architectonic or a psychological one.