A backpack type motorized harness consists of a two-cycle gasoline engine that turns a propeller, a protective cage around the propeller, a nylon harness/seat combination, and a frame that the harness, motor, and cage are attached to.
(tm)- Actually a brand name for an engine by Paramotor Inc. in NY. Our use of the word paramotor is short for parachute motor - (para-motor) - paramotor. We use this term loosely to define the backpack engines for powering a paraglider.
A paramotor is the generic name given to the propulsive portion of a powered paraglider. It contains the motor, propeller, harness (with integrated seat), cage and all accessories that is attached to a paraglider wing for powered flight. Usually lightweight two-stroke engine.