At the KMU Forum Obersee on Friday April 21th, Prof. Christian Bermes presented the Cybathlon Team HSR Enhanced. According to the focus of the Forum “tradition – innovation – trends”, he spoke about the strategies and innovative approach that enabled HSR Enhanced to win the Powered Wheelchair Race at Cybathlon 2016. In the following demonstration, the participants had the opportunity to watch the wheelchair on the course. Thanks to all participants for your great interest! Further information you find here.
In order to thank them for their support, four backers of our crowdfunding campaign were invited to a Meet and Greet with our pilot Florian. On Wednesday April 12th, they visited the HSR Enhanced team, got some background information on the HSR Enhanced project and on the technical development of the race-wheelchair. They also had the chance to test the wheelchair themselves on the course! Finally, they enjoyed a snack with the project team. We say thank you for your support, backers!
HSR Enhanced is the official Cybathlon team of the HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil.
The Cybathlon is a championship for pilots with disabilities who are using advanced assistive devices including robotic technologies. The competitions are comprised of different disciplines that will test the ability of pilots to navigate a series of everyday tasks while using a powered knee prosthesis, wearable arm prosthesis, powered exoskeleton, powered wheelchair, electrically stimulated muscles and novel brain-computer interfaces. The assistive devices will include commercially available products provided by companies, but also prototypes developed by research labs. There will be two medals for each competition, one for the pilot and one for the technology provider. [Source: www.cybathlon.ethz.ch]
More information: www.cybathlon.ethz.ch
HSR Enhanced participates in the Powered Wheelchair race discipline. Within the next months, we are developing the electrically powered race chair for our pilot Florian Hauser. Performing with this device, Florian will overcome the six obstacles in the championship safely, accurately and within time limits. You find more information about the Powered Wheelchair Race here.
The project is initiated by the Institute for Lab Automation and Mechatronics (ILT) of the Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil. It aims at providing maximal agility and fun to our pilot Florian at the day of the race by means of an enhanced race chair. The technical team consists of project engineers of the ILT, as well as several Bachelor’s and Master’s students of mechanical engineering.
The HSR Enhanced team is formed by the ILT Institute for Lab Automation and Mechatronics.
Prof. Dr. Christian Bermes
Project Engineer, M.Sc. Student
Communication & Sponsoring
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HSR ENHANCED wins Wheelchair Race at Cybathlon 2016