One of the great innovations in teaching kids to ride bicycles has been the advent of “balance bikes,” which are basically bicycles without pedals that allow kids to learn the feel and balance of a bicycle without having to worry about falling over when they start and stop. They’re simple, fun, foster independence, and build confidence.
When a child has learned to ride a balance bike, shifting to a regular bicycle can take as little as five minutes.
What if you wanted the exact opposite of that, something complex and expensive that maximizes parental control while making it as hard as possible for your child to learn how to ride? Well then you might just invent the Jyrobike
You replace the front wheel of your child’s bike with a $300 gyroscopically stabilized electronic wheel, controlled by an iPhone app.
Overfunded at Kickstarter because we live in a sad, sad world.