How the Segway PT Works

The Segway Personal Transporter (PT) is a unique self-balancing, electric-powered transportation device. Using gyroscopes and tilt sensors, the Segway PT is able to emulate human balance. Lean forward, and you move forward. Lean back, and you move back. Straighten up, and you stop.  As much as it feels like magic, it’s really all about the advanced technology outlined below.