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    Hurray, we did it again!

    Even though our pilot Rolf Schoch was driving the robotic wheelchair for the first time in a competitive setting, he managed to speed away, master the challenge and defend the title in the first Cybathlon Challenge. Congrats Rolf, you rock!

    Rewatch the full competition here:


    Thank you Cybathlon for the amazing event and scewo for the tough competition. We are looking forward to the next challenges and are thrilled to see which everyday obstacles our wheelchair must master next.


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    CYBATHLON Challenge May 2022

    Now it's official: we will be part of the first CYBATHLON Challenge!

    This time we will start with Rolf as race pilot.

    Eager to see how we perform on the new stairs obstacle? Tune into the broadcast on May 20th, 12pm (CET).

    The modified obstacle: Stairs

    Rolf has to ascend and descend a straight staircase twice. The stairs now have different slopes.


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     CYBATHLON Challenge May 2022, Online: Robility enhanced will tackle the CYBATHLON Challenge in the Powered Wheelchair Race. Find more information and the stream here.

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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].


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    Robility enhanced is the official CYBATHLON Wheelchair-team of the OST – Ostschweizer Fachhochschule. 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 days of the races 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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    Rolf Schoch

    Thomas Krieg

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    Silvia Rohner
    Project Manager

    Benjamin Eggimann Q

    Benjamin Eggimann
    Lead Engineer

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    Jan Schmid
    Project Engineer

    Fabio Marti

    Fabio Marti
    Project Engineer

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    Raphael Schröder
    Project Engineer

    Cedric Niklaus

    Cédric Niklaus
    Project Engineer

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    Florian Wüest
    Civile Service

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    Pascal Stoop
    Civile Service


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    Every year, team Robility 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 our enhanced-teams 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 our enhanced-teams and become a sponsoring partner, make sure you have a look at out Sponsoring Packages 2020.

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


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    Silvia Rohner

    OST – Ostschweizer Fachhochschule, Campus Rapperswil
    ILT Institute for Lab Automation and Mechatronics
    Oberseestrasse 10
    CH-8640 Rapperswil