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  • WING supports HSR enhanced

    We are proud to present the Department of Industrial Engineering as a Bronze Sponsor 2019 of HSR enhanced. Thank you very much for your contribution to our project!

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    VariLeg and HSR enhanced at Swiss Handicap in Luzern

    From 29.-30.11.2019 visitors at Swiss Handicap had the chance to see the exoskeleton VariLeg enhanced and the wheelchair ZED evolution by HSR enhanced. Both teams were at the booth of CYBATHLON and presented their race-exo and –wheelchair built for the CYBATHLON 2020 in Zürich.

    Besides a static display of both prototypes, there were three demo-runs per day with the wheelchair tackling two CYBATHLON obstacles. The wheelchair was piloted by Florian Hauser, gold medalist at CYBATHLON 2016 in Zürich and at CYBATHLON Wheelchair Series 2019 in Kawasaki.

    VariLeg enhanced was in the Tele1 news with an interview by exo-pilot Thomas Krieg and CYBATHLON-initiator Robert Riener (in German): http://www.tele1.ch/sendungen/1/Nachrichten#520760_6

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  • 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 8 October 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].

    Upcoming Events

    CYBATHLON Experience 2019, Lucerne: Meet the team at Swiss Handicap 2019 on 29-30 November in Lucerne, Switzerland!

    CYBATHLON 2020, Zurich: HSR enhanced will participate in the Powered Wheelchair Race at CYBATHLON 2020 on 2-3 May, and we are hungry for success again!

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    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). 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 numerous Bachelor’s and Master’s students in mechanical engineering.

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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

    florian braun

    Florian Braun
    Project Engineer

    Benjamin Eggimann Q

    Benjamin Eggimann
    Project Engineer


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    Every year, team HSR enhanced has an exciting race schedule with lots of opportunities to show our performance. This is only possible in proud collaboration with our sponsoring partners. They support us with their great products as well as financial aid to support our engineering salaries for development and training. Additionally, we use the financial sponsorings to cover the travel and logistics expenses we have for international performances like Düsseldorf 2017, Tokyo 2018 and Kawasaki 2019. 

    If you want to be part of HSR enhanced and become a sponsoring partner, make sure you have a look at out Sponsoring Packages 2019.

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    Please do not hesitate to contact us (christian.bermes@hsr.ch). We are looking forward to teaming up with you for this project!



    Mark Maslow
    Christian Bermes
    Pole & Dance
    Roland Schneider
    Reisebüro Tramax AG
    TBM Automation AG
    Melanie und Daniel Hauser

    Agnes und Klaus D. Bermes
    Roman Hänggi
    Jürg Krebser
    Team Wilma
    made|for|science GmbH
    Distrelec Schweiz

    Neratec Solutions AG
    1zu1 Prototypen GmbH & Co KG
    Schneider Reisen AG
    Ambassador Club Rapperswil
    Belimo AG
    Kunstrasenprofi Schweiz AG

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    Contact Information

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

    +41 (0)55 222 47 12