Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Re-Inventing the Wheel: The Energy Return Wheel (video)

The Energy Return Wheel, invented by Brian Russell may be the wheel of the future. It's not just another air-less tire, it has something more... it is able to absorb and release energy.  

As its name implies, the ERW spins shock absorption events into a modicum of forward motion. And interestingly enough Russell came up with the idea while designing sneakers whose soles would deliver energy returns.
Watch the video of Russell describing the innovative features as well as an animated video of the ERW in action below... 

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