Poimo is an inflatable electric scooter that can be transported inside a backpack

Research organisation Mercari R4D and students from the University of Tokyo have jointly developed an inflatable, electric scooter that riders can stash away inside their backpack.

Called Poimo, which stands for portable and inflatable mobility, the scooter comprises a body made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and detachable components including handles, wheels, a battery and motor.

Likened by its creators to the inflatable robot Disney character Baymax, otherwise known as Big Hero 6, the body of the scooter can be inflated within minutes using a small pump.

Designed for short trips around the city or last-mile journeys, the Poimo is light enough to be deflated, folded down and carried around in the user’s bag, allowing them to get on and off anywhere they wish.

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