Springwise: Self-Charging Stroller Folds & Unfolds Automatically

Springwise: Self-Charging Stroller Folds & Unfolds Automatically

New high-tech baby carriage makes traveling with infants easier with the touch of a button.

Sam McNerney
  • 1 february 2012

Folding or unfolding a traditional baby stroller is often a cumbersome task, but a new innovation debuted at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this year is now looking to change that. Billed as “the world’s first power-folding stroller,” Origami demands nothing more from the user than the simple touch of a button to collapse or unfold it.

The creation of Pittsburgh-based 4moms, the new Origami stroller’s main selling point is its ability to fold and unfold automatically, but it boasts a wealth of other features as well. The device houses a built-in generator in its rear wheels that charges the stroller as it’s pushed, as well as enabling parents to charge their cell phones. Daytime running lights and pathway lights are on board for safety, as are four-wheel suspension and child safety sensors in the seat, which ensure the stroller won’t fold by accident. An LCD in the handle bar, meanwhile, displays a thermometer, speedometer, and odometer.

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Originally published on Springwise, republished with kind permission.

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