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    HSR Enhanced at the KMU Forum Obersee

    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.

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    Meet and Greet with the backers of our crowdfunding campaign

    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!

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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

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    Prof. Dr. Christian Bermes
    Project Responsible

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    Silvia Rohner
    Project Manager

    sergio miracco

    Sergio Miracco
    Project Engineer

    raphael schroeder

    Raphael Schröder
    Project Engineer, M.Sc. Student

    Andreas Zolliker2

    Andreas Zolliker
    Project Engineer

    Simon Goeldi

    Simon Göldi
    Project Engineer

    doris waldburger

    Doris Waldburger
    Communication & Sponsoring


    Ivo Zeller
    B.Sc Student


    Aleksander Tosic
    B.Sc Student


    Sebastian Senti
    B.Sc Student


    Marcel Welter
    B.Sc Student


    damian schori

    Damian Schori
    Project Engineer

    Lukas Mueller

    Lukas Müller
    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


    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