Superpedestrian’s wheels of change

When Rama Chorpash, director of Product Design at Parsons, was aked what his favorite gift of the year for the savvy techie traveller is his answer was obvious. Superpedestrian. This Copenhagen wheel turns any bicycle into hybrid-electric vehicle and connects it to your smartphone. Like a Toyota Prius, the device captures energy when you brake and provides a power boost when its time to zip. Sensors gather various data like your effort level, road conditions, air pollution, temperature and humidity to plan better routes or meet your exercise goals. This bicycle “takes technological complexity into a seamless intuitive experience,” says Rama Chorpash and who are we to argue?