“From George Sinanis, inventor of the Sui Generis Seat”
Chapter One | The Request
In the autumn of 2013, I received a request. Mr Andreas, who had an amputated leg, wanted to be able to use a Segway. I accepted the technical challenge and started exploring the option of a seat on a Segway platform. I watched many videos of similar products and started working on my seat. With the help of my close friend and technical angel John Kourousis, we modified a Segway x2 stand up scooter into a self-balancing wheelchair with safe parking stands and a removable stick for steering.
I will never forget the first test-drive of the seat on December 2013: It was freezing cold by Greek standards (0o C!) but I was hot with exhilaration. A few days later, I delivered the seat to Mr Andreas who loved it instantly– and is still enjoying riding on it.
This got me thinking: Riding a Segway in a seated position was so much fun! It was like a self-balancing electric go-cart. And then it hit me: I just had to build another seat, a more refined, advanced model.
The first prototype video
Video from the first test of the first prototype right after the job was finished. It was freezing so much that i couldn’t operate the removable stick properly.