At a demonstration today at Dartmoor National Park HQ, we were told that the Genny is a Class 2 Medical Device. This means that it can be used on pavements (and on roads when there is no pavement). So while it remains illegal to use the Segway on public highways, the Genny gives the mobility-limited an extra choice of transport.
Several companies which hire out Segway machines were at the demonstration and showed a keen interest – even at £13,500 each!
In the video, the Genny X-road is being tried out by Paralympian Basketball player Matt Sealy.
The Genny comes as standard with smaller wheels which make it more suitable for urban use giving it a width of 630mm (25”) while the X-road version is 830mm (32.7”)