Urban Transport

The Belt Scooter provides a wearable mode of transport

The Belt Scooter provides a we...
The Belt Scooter is, as the name suggests, a scooter worn around the waist like a belt
The Belt Scooter is, as the name suggests, a scooter worn around the waist like a belt
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The Belt Scooter is, as the name suggests, a scooter worn around the waist like a belt
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The Belt Scooter is, as the name suggests, a scooter worn around the waist like a belt
The Belt Scooter is, as the name suggests, a scooter worn around the waist like a belt
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The Belt Scooter is, as the name suggests, a scooter worn around the waist like a belt
The Belt Scooter clearly doesn't keep your pants from falling down
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The Belt Scooter clearly doesn't keep your pants from falling down
The tiny wheels on the Belt Scooter mean it isn't the fastest mode of transport
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The tiny wheels on the Belt Scooter mean it isn't the fastest mode of transport
The Belt Scooter features curved wood strong enough to support a person's weight but light enough to wear as a belt
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The Belt Scooter features curved wood strong enough to support a person's weight but light enough to wear as a belt
The vertical part of the Belt Scooter comprises a segmented design which stiffens when required
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The vertical part of the Belt Scooter comprises a segmented design which stiffens when required
The vertical part of the Belt Scooter comprises a segmented design which stiffens when required
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The vertical part of the Belt Scooter comprises a segmented design which stiffens when required
Once tightened, the strap pulls the segments together to stop them from flexing
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Once tightened, the strap pulls the segments together to stop them from flexing
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The Belt Scooter by designer Ádám Török is a concept for a simple mode of transport you can wear around your waist. Thus making it much less likely you'll get stuck at a house party without any way of getting home.

The Belt Scooter is an operational scooter that you literally wear as a belt, though it's ability to hold your pants up is questionable. It comprises a curved piece of wood that's strong enough to take a person's weight, but light enough to be worn around the waist, and vertical handlebars divided into segments which means they remain flexible until the strap inside is tightened, at which point the whole thing become rigid.

As a mode of transport it offers some obvious advantages over other alternatives. It's sturdy and, thanks to being worn around your waist when not in use, takes up less space and is less prone to getting stolen than a bicycle.

The Belt Scooter is a fantastic idea that would provide a simple method of transport when you find yourself in a bind. Similar scooters which don't double up as belts are extremely affordable, and with no special materials or manufacturing required, there is no reason the Belt Scooter would be any more expensive. That is, at least, if it was to be available to buy, which it sadly isn't. Yet. Kickstarter, anyone?

Source: Behance via Designboom

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5 comments
bobby12
Hope you have a path paved with smooth tile all the way to your house...cause those tiny plastic wheels will pass along every single bump in the asphalt.
As a city or school scooter it's okay, but definitely has limited practicality.
nicho
Wear one of these and you won't get invited to any parties.
MarylandUSA
It's a scooter! It's a belt! It's a scooter AND a belt! Decades ago, I wondered, "Why doesn't James Bond use boots with flip-down wheels to turn them into rollerskates when he's being chased?" I guess he was waiting for this. My soulmates at Everyday Carry Forums (http://edcforums.com) will go gaga for this.
wle
oh good grief why do you need to WEAR it? why not just carry it?
at 'the party' you would surely take it off anyway
also i question the speed and range (since they don;t mention it)
surely it is not any faster than walking, with a range of about 2 miles 2 bumpy unsafe miles at that..
wle
StWils
Great! Another opportunity for touristniks to look obvious & silliy with fanny pack extenders, flip up sunglasses, garish touristniks clothing and now doing bad wheelies at some country's sites! Maybe it is time for The Griswolds to meet the Fokker grandparents? On the other hand, this could give NYC taxi drivers a new pedestrian target training challenge? Could be fun.