The wheel is being reinvented yet again, this time in the form of the eniCycle by Slovenian inventor Aleksander Polutnik. Think of the foot rests as handle bars, with steering controlled by pressing on the left or right foot rest, and the speed controlled by leaning forward or backward.
Less of a Segway clone than the Orbis Urban Mobility Vehicle, this self-balancing electric unicycle is said to be so intuitive, the average new rider needs only 30 minutes to master it. But don't take our word for it. Check out the video below as former children's TV star Otis takes up the challenge on Five's The Gadget Show.
In fact, you may be able to try out the eniCycle in person sooner than you can say 'gyroscopic stabilisation', as Polutnik's on a one-wheel crusade to have this mass-produced and in the shops.