200 years of the bicycle: Saarbrücken computer scientists electrify historic ‘dandy horse’

(Saarland University) Small children still use a form of the so-called dandy horse, balance bike or draisine, which the inventor Karl von Drais first tested on a longer route on June 12, 1817. Now, about 200 years later, computer scientists at Saarland University are making the forerunner of the bicycle attractive for adults as well.