The main body is made from thermoplastic polyurethane, the same material used for airbeds. After inflating the body, the rider would have to attach the detachable components, including the front and rear wheels, battery, electric motor, handlebars, and the built-in wireless controller. The design is such that the process of inflating the scooter’s body as well as attaching the components, should not take more than a few minutes.
According to the manufacturers, Poimo inflatable electric scooter has a total weight of 5.5kg. The inflatable body contributes less than half the scooter’s mass, and the researchers are still working on making the parts lighter. Poimo’s lightweight feature distinguishes it from other comparable mobility solutions such as folding bikes. It is also considerably more compact than any similar mobility device as it fits right into an average-sized backpack.