Friday, June 10, at 3 p.m., he will be in front of the Maison de la culture in Amiens to have passers-by try out his skates. He ? Mohamed Soliman, creator of electrically assisted rollerblades.
The Atmosgear Tour de France was launched this Friday morning, at the innovation center of the Compiègne University of Technology, where it all began. Perched on his rollerblades, Mohamed Soliman passes like an arrow: “
I restricted them to 20 km/h but with the right battery, we can go up to 35 km/h
His childhood dream is about to come true. At the age of 12, ”
» as he calls himself, comes across a Japanese manga Air Gear, with characters moving on electric rollerblades. ”
I wondered why it didn’t exist. This idea has never left me.
Rollerblades with… motorized wheels
The engineer embarked on entrepreneurship by launching his start-up Atmosgear. His idea of electrically-assisted roller skates, driven by the movement of skaters, could potentially interest a market of 5 million urban slide enthusiasts in France.
The skate offers technological solutions with, at the back of the skate, a motor directly integrated into the wheel and a Bluetooth remote-controlled system with a joystick. ”
The remote control has a range of 50 meters. You can control people remotely, it’s quite funny on events.
Just skate for the rollers to activate. ”
You can even engage reverse gear!
» Motorized frames are compatible with most pairs of skate shoes on the market.
The engineer from Compiègne has had his skates tested by big names in the discipline, like champion Taïg Khris, and has just launched a fundraising campaign on Ulule, where you can pre-order the first hundred pairs of skates. It takes 1300 euros for a pair of motorized turntables (without shoes and with 15 kilometers of autonomy).
Small detail before going to test them this afternoon: it is recommended to have already done rollerblading or skiing to try.