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    Is it a moon mobile? No! It's the HSR enhanced wheelchair of the future that knows no obstacles. ???? The Cybathlon is getting closer and closer and we are so excited.

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    Many thanks to our new sponsor Computer Controls AG

    We are proud to present Computer Controls AG as a Bronze Sponsor 2020 of HSR enhanced. Thank you very much for your contribution to our project!

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    CYBATHLON 2020, Zurich: HSR enhanced will participate in the Powered Wheelchair Race at CYBATHLON 2020 on 13 – 14 November 2020, and we are hungry for success again!

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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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    HSR enhanced is the official CYBATHLON team of the OST – Ostschweizer Fachhochschule, Campus 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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    Prof. Dr. Christian Bermes
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    Silvia Rohner
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    raphael schroeder

    Raphael Schröder
    Project Engineer

    florian braun

    Florian Braun
    Project Engineer

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    Benjamin Eggimann
    Project Engineer

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    Jan Schmid
    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 2020.

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


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    Prof. Dr. Christian Bermes
    OST – Ostschweizer Fachhochschule, Campus Rapperswil
    ILT Institute for Lab Automation and Mechatronics
    Oberseestrasse 10
    CH-8640 Rapperswil

    +41 (0)78 641 13 85