Segway cameraman who floored Usain Bolt
The whole Segway Community vividly remembers the time a cameraman accidentally had a collision with you Usain Bolt.
Here is why…
Segways are very safe machines but need normal operating parameters to function properly. In this Example you can see the cameraman as he’s filming Usain Bolt, he loses his depth perception and was not fully aware of his surroundings. Unfortunately this consequently causes his Segway left wheel to clip the side barrier leg which is protruding out. When a Segway wheel locks up or hits a big obstacle the other wheel tries to overcompensate and achieve stability however in this case the operator loses control – see video below.
Segways for cameramen are specially adapted by taking the steering column off so they can now steer with their knees, however the Segway was not really designed to have this.