Power Yourself Down the Seine


Paris is wonderfully romantic and scenic, and floating down the city’s famed Seine river is a pleasure. But how about pedaling your way to your destination? A clever concept by Carlo Ratti, this human-powered gym boat is designed in response to Paris’ transportation and public infrastructure demands. Via DesignBoom:

“The Paris navigating gym investigates the potential of harnessing human power, it’s fascinating to see how the energy generated by a workout at the gym can actually help to propel a boat. It provides one with a tangible experience of what lies behind the often abstract notion of electric power.”

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