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    HSR ENHANCED wins at Cybathlon 2016!

    After only 10 months of technical development and training, HSR ENHANCED has reached the first place in the Powered Wheelchair Race of the Cybathlon 2016. Our pilot Florian delivered an outstanding performance both in the qualification heat and in the final: Although he was not leading on the first obstacles, he managed to overtake all his competitors! We are incredibly proud of you, Florian, and on the whole HSR ENHANCED team! Watch the video highlights on the SRF page!

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    HSR ENHANCED featured in regional economic magazine

    The economic magazine of Eastern Switzerland, LEADER, has published an online article on HSR ENHANCED. They also presented us in their digital newsletter. We are very proud to be featured in such a recognized paper. You may find the online article here.

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  • HSR Enhanced @Cybathlon

    HSR Enhanced is the official Cybathlon team of the HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil.

    Cybathlon, October 8th 2016:

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    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

    The project HSR Enhanced:

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    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.

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    Florian Hauser

    christian bermes

    Prof. Dr. Christian Bermes
    Project Responsible

    silvia rohner

    Silvia Rohner
    Project Manager

    sergio miracco

    Sergio Miracco
    Project Engineer

    damian schori

    Damian Schori
    Project Engineer

    raphael schroeder

    Raphael Schröder
    Project Engineer, M.Sc. Student

    florian braun

    Florian Braun
    M.Sc. Student

    cyrill aschmann

    Cyrill Aschmann
    B.Sc. Student

    sandro manser

    Sandro Manser
    B.Sc. Student

    christoph thalmann

    Christoph Thalmann
    B.Sc. Student

    Andreas Zolliker2

    Andreas Zolliker
    Project Engineer

    doris waldburger

    Doris Waldburger
    Communication & Sponsoring


    Are you interested in sponsoring HSR Enhanced? You may support us as a  Bronze, Silver or Gold Sponsor, see our sponsor packages here.

    If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us (doris.waldburger@hsr.ch). We are looking forward to teaming up with you for this project!

    We say thank you to our team sponsors and partners:

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    Contact Information

    Prof. Dr. Christian Bermes
    HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil
    ILT Institute of Lab Automation and Mechatronics
    Oberseestrasse 10
    CH-8640 Rapperswil

    +41 (0)55 222 47 12