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  • Impressions of the wheelchair development and race

    We are happy to present a three minutes video clip of our preparations for and participation in Cybathlon 2016. The film depicts both the development of the wheelchair and the race at Cybathlon 2016.

    We hope you enjoy watching! HSR ENHANCED at Cybathlon 2016

    HSR Enhanced at Cybathlon Experience 2017

    HSR Enhanced plans to participate in the CYBATHLON EXPERIENCE that takes place at the RehaCare fair in Düsseldorf. From October 4th to 7th 2017, several show races in the disciplines wheelchair and exoskeleton will take place. At the RehaCare fair, about 40'000 visitors, 750 exhibitors and 250 journalists are expected. HSR Enhanced plans to participate in the wheelchair show races. The team is already working hard to achieve best possible results.

    We are looking for sponsors for our participation in the Cybathlon Experience 2017 and for other activities in 2017. Are you interested in sponsoring HSR Enhanced? Here you find further information.

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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

    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


    Aleksander Tosic
    B.Sc. Student


    Ivo Zeller
    B.Sc. Student


    Marcel Welter
    B.Sc. Student

    matthias kuehne bsc

    Matthias Kühni
    B.Sc. Student


    Sebastian Senti
    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 in 2017? This year, HSR Enhanced focuses on the participation in the CYBATHLON EXPERIENCE that takes place at the RehaCare fair in Düsseldorf (October 4th to 7th 2017). HSR Enhanced will participate in several show races. At the RehaCare fair, about 40'000 visitors, 750 exhibitors and 250 journalists are expected.

    You may support us as a Bronze, Silver or Gold Sponsor for our participation in the Cybathlon Experience and other team activities in 2017. You find further information here: Sponsorship 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