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  • Support our participation in the Cybathlon Experience in Nottwil!

    HSR Enhanced will participate in the CYBATHLON EXPERIENCE 2018 that takes place on June 23rd 2018 at the Rollivision fair in Nottwil, Switzerland. Several wheelchair show races will take place. The Rollivision fair is one of the biggest wheelchair fairs in Switzerland.

    We are looking for sponsors for our participation in the Cybathlon Experience 2018 and for other activities in 2018. Are you interested in supporting HSR Enhanced? Here you find further information.

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    Students improve chassis

    Samuel Stähli and Thierry Zimmerman, students of mechanical engineering, improved the chassis and the steering drive of the Cybathlon wheelchair in a student project. They aimed at a functional sample with a better stability and maneuverability. By adapting the suspensions, the students optimized the lateral stability of the chassis. They improved the maneuverability by replacing the former linear drive by a separate drive in each wheel. This resulted in a seven times faster steering speed. Thank you, Samuel and Thierry, for your precious contribution to the team HSR Enhanced!

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  • HSR Enhanced

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


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    CYBATHLON 2016, Zürich: HSR Enhanced participated in the Powered Wheelchair race discipline at Cybathlon 2016. Within ten months, we developed an electrically powered race chair for our pilot Florian Hauser. Performing with this device, Florian overcame the six obstacles in the championship not only safely and accurately but also faster than all his competitors: 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.

    CYBATHLON EXPERIENCE 2017, Düsseldorf:  In October 2017, HSR Enhanced demonstrated their wheelchair in the Cybathlon Experience at the RehaCare fair 2017. As HSR Enhanced and its competitor Caterwil were on a very similar level, they delivered thrilling neck-to-neck races in every single run. The runs were on a consistent high level during the whole event and we are very proud of our pilot Flo who delivered once again outstanding performances every day.

    CYBATHLON EXPERIENCE 2018, Nottwil: HSR Enhanced will participate in the Cybathlon Experience at the Rollivision fair on June 23rd 2018. We are currently improving the technique of the wheelchair for this event. Do you want to support the technical development and our participation at the Cybathlon Experience in Nottwil? Here you find more information

    CYBATHLON SERIES 2019: participation in an intended Cybathlon Series championship in overseas (event to be confirmed). The drivers behind the Cybathlon SERIES is to deepen the knowledge within specific disciplines and promote scientific exchange worldwide.

    CYBATHLON 2020, Zurich: HSR Enhanced will participate in the Powered Wheelchair Race at Cybathlon 2020. We will do our best to defend our title from 2016!

    About the Cybathlon

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    The Cybathlon is a championship for pilots with disabilities who are using advanced assistive devices including robotic technologies. It took place for the first time on October, 8th, 2016. 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 HSR Enhanced team is formed by the ILT Institute for Lab Automation and Mechatronics.

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    Florian Hauser

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    Prof. Dr. Christian Bermes
    Project Responsible

    silvia rohner

    Silvia Rohner
    Project Manager

    sergio miracco

    Sergio Miracco
    Project Engineer

    raphael schroeder

    Raphael Schröder
    Project Engineer & M.Sc. Student

    Simon Goeldi

    Simon Göldi
    Project Engineer & M.Sc. Student

    doris waldburger

    Doris Waldburger
    Communication & Sponsoring

    Kevin Buergi quadratisch

    Kevin Bürgi
    B.Sc. Student

    Philipp Weber q

    Philipp Weber
    B.Sc. Student


    damian schori

    Damian Schori
    Project Engineer

    Lukas Mueller

    Lukas Müller
    Project Engineer

    Andreas Zolliker2

    Andreas Zolliker
    Project Engineer

    florian braun

    Florian Braun
    M.Sc. Student

    sandro manser

    Sandro Manser
    B.Sc. Student

    christoph thalmann

    Christoph Thalmann
    B.Sc. Student

    cyrill aschmann

    Cyrill Aschmann
    B.Sc. Student


    Aleksander Tosic
    B.Sc. Student


    Marcel Welter
    B.Sc. Student


    Sebastian Senti
    B.Sc. Student


    Ivo Zeller
    B.Sc. Student

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    Matthias Kühni
    B.Sc. Student

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    Bharath Arun
    B.Sc. Student

    Christoph Sulzbacher c

    Christoph Sulzbacher
    B.Sc. Student

    Lukas Grab c

    Lukas Grab
    M.Sc. Student

    Samuel Staehli c

    Samuel Stähli
    B.Sc. Student

    Thierry Zimmermann c

    Thierry Zimmermann
    B.Sc. Student


    Are you interested in sponsoring HSR Enhanced in 2018? This year, HSR Enhanced focuses on the participation in the CYBATHLON EXPERIENCE that takes place at the Rollivision fair in Nottwil (June 23rd 2018). HSR Enhanced will participate in several show races. The Rollivision is one of the biggest wheelchair fairs in Switzerland.

    You may support us as a Bronze, Silver or Gold Sponsor for our participation in the Cybathlon Experience and other team activities in 2018. You find further information here: Sponsoring Packages English, Sponsorenpackages German.

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

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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