Vote for bicycle with steering assistance as best tech idea of 2019

News - 12 September 2019 - Webredactie 3ME

This year the ‘steer-assisted bicycle’, a prototype bike with smart steering assistance, was nominated by KIJK magazine as the ‘Best tech idea of 2019’.

Researcher Arend Schwab and his team from the Department of BioMechanical Engineering joined forces with Koninklijke Gazelle to develop a prototype of an electric bike with steering assistance to help reduce the number of falls with bicycles in the future. The ‘steer-assisted bicycle’ is in the running for the award together with three other ideas from TU Delft. The winner of the award will be selected by a jury of experts and the public. You can vote for one of the four nominees as well at

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KIJK magazine

The magazine compiled a longlist of twenty innovations that stood a chance of winning the title ‘Best tech idea of 2019’. Four ideas from TU Delft were nominated: the ‘steer-assisted bicycle’, which aims to prevent fatal falls; the aeroplane by student team Aerodelft, which flies on liquid hydrogen; the adjustable wall that uses phase-change materials to ensure lower energy use; and the implanted LED device by researchers from LUMC and TU Delft, which can automatically reset a racing heart.


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