Shane Chen is a Washington-based inventor obsessed with moving the human body. His company, Inventist, has been developing strange-looking personal transportation devices for nearly a decade. We took a brief look at his Solowheel a few years ago, and it finally went on sale just last year. Check it out:
For those looking to burn some calories, Inventist's Orbit Wheel is user-powered:
Then there's Chen's human-powered hydrofoil, the AquaSkipper, from way back in '06:
Now Chen is at it again with the Hovertrax, an incredibly small two-wheeled device designed to be even easier to ride than the Solowheel.
Though there's still a month and a half left to pledge, the Hovertrax has already been successfully Kickstarted. While it's expected to retail for a cool grand when it launches in September, Kickstarter pledgers can get in for $695.