X-Ray final model
Concept sketches showing bone-like forms

X-RAY Scooter Concept Study

The X-Ray Scooter was designed in the context of a biomimicry study into new materials. Biomimicry draws inspiration from nature’s highly intelligent, million-year-old solutions to many design problems. For example, organic bone structures, which perfectly balance weight with mechanical properties, belong to the most efficient of existing structures.

With the X-Ray this was translated into practice by applying an integral frame of foamed synthetic material with a variable density. This means that the material has a high density on spots where great strength is required and a low density on spots where it is not required, just like natural bone structure.  In this way a significant weight reduction is achieved in comparison with conventionally-built scooters. Furthermore, the production of the design is cheaper because it contains relatively few parts.

This biomimetic approach, mimicking nature’s highly refined structures and processes, is something we are taking further using generative design techniques. See also Creature Bracelet Series.

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