One day inventor Dean Kamen saw a young man in a wheelchair struggling to get over a sidewalk. He realized that the problem wasn’t an ineffective wheelchair, it was that the world was built for people who could balance. Subsequently, he and his team created the Independence IBOT Mobility System, a self-balancing mobility device that enables users to climb stairs and negotiate uneven surfaces. After that, the thought arose that a balance machine had far-reaching possibilities for people with full mobility as well. Our inspiration for the name Segway came from the word segue, which is defined as transitioning smoothly from one state to another. Segway transforms a person into an empowered pedestrian, allowing him/her to go farther, move more quickly and carry more.