May 17, 2013 · 10:22 am
These inventions are incredible! Why? Because they are based on lived experiences (like old age) and needs (like the need to get out of a building fast). Because they function so well for the places and activities of daily life. AND because they are so beautiful! The combination wheelchair foldable bike is genius (exercise for the caregiver)! And who doesn’t want (need) a bike that is able to carry us over water as well as land as we commute to work? And that evacuation slide? It’s a work of art! Wouldn’t it be awesome in the MOMA?
83-year-old Zhang Yongqing shows off his invention, a combination of a wheelchair and foldable bicycle. Zhang said he invented the multifunctional bicycle so that care-givers can take better care of wheelchair-bound elderly people.
Lei Zhiqian rides a modified bicycle across the Hanjiang River. The bicycle, equipped with eight empty water containers at the bottom, was modified by Lei’s instructor Li Weiguo, who hopes to put his invention into the market.
70-year-old inventor Zhou Miaorong tries out an evacuation slide he built himself in a building in Shanghai,. Zhou took over two years to design and build the mechanical slide which uses no electricity to implement in a domino effect, while also triggering a sprinkler system to fight a fire.
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November 16, 2012 · 11:17 am
German bike designer Dieter “Didi” Senft, aka El Diabolo during the Tour de France, presents his latest bicycle invention, the so-called ‘111-twelve-teeth-rake-bicycle’ in Storkow, Germany on March 12, 2012. The bicycle is made of 111 garden rakes.
Cyclists wear costumes on the 13th Tour of the Fireflies in Pasig, Philippines on April 17, 2011. The event aimed to promote environmental awareness and push bicycle riding as a means to minimize pollution
Check out Lane Turners amazing collection of photographs from around the world that celebrate the bike and those that imagine, build and ride them. “Gathered here are images of people around the world as we pedal for a reason, or just because. — Lane Turner (49 photos total)”