On Tuesday September 20th, the HSR ENHANCED team had the chance to receive the team SCEWO from ETH Zurich in Rapperswil. In the last weeks before the Cybathlon, SCEWO will train several times on the HSR training course. HSR ENHANCED is happy to share both the training and competition experience with SCEWO. Welcome to Rapperswil, SCEWO!
In the local news!
The local newspaper Zürichsee-Zeitung has attended one of our training sessions. The result is both a great article on HSR ENHANCED and a video where you can watch Florian practise . Statements by our project responsible Christian Bermes and by our pilot Florian complement the article.
We are able to keep up with our competitors!
This is the conclusion from the test run-through in Zurich where we tested our wheelchair in another surrounding and in the presence of other teams. “We are able to handle unexpected difficulties and find adequate solutions” says Florian, pilot of HSR Enhanced. “And I like the speed control mechanism of our wheelchair”. Thanks to the solid technique of our wheelchair and to Florian’s enthusiasm, we overcame most obstacles successfully and quite fast. We didn’t try the stairs as the module is not ready yet. And room for improvement was identified: The steering and door closing mechanism need to be fine-tuned.
Successful Test Run-Through
On Friday July 8th, HSR Enhanced had the chance for a run-through on the ETH obstacles. It was a great opportunity to test our wheelchair in another surrounding and in the presence of other teams, for example Scewo from ETH Zurich. Thanks to the enthusiasm and courage of our pilot Florian and the solid technique of the functional model, we could overcome almost all obstacles. Florian managed to overcome the tilted path, the ramp and door, the slalom and the cobblestones. We didn't try the stairs as the module is not ready yet. In this external testing, we also identified room for improvement: The steering mechanism and the door closing module need a fine-tuning.
Maiden Ride HSR Enhanced Wheelchair!
Very successful maiden ride for our functional sample: It overcame both the tilted path and the ramp!