#1721: Centricarrier

I was fascinated when I first learned about objects which have a centre of mass outside themselves.

Today’s invention is a system for carrying a lot of shopping that exploits this kind of geometry.

It consists of a C-shaped trough carried using a pair of padded shoulder straps. This allows a shopper to stand inside the C and thus support the weight of the goods. It also allows reaching for stuff with both hands and with none of the arm strain associated with a heavy basket.

Items of shopping could be placed in this, as a substitute for a hard-to-steer shopping trolley, and then carried home in it (with a suitable zip-on weather cover).

Ths would provide some exercise, as well as an indication during shopping of the weight of goods which would have to be carried home (or hoisted into a car).

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