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
Three research groups and two start-ups have been invited to demonstrate how robotics helps people in their everyday lives for the 150th anniversary of ETH Alumni. Exoskeletons and motorized wheelchairs mastered obstacles of the cybathlon course in the main hall of ETH Zurich reflecting the challenges of the real world. It was an honour for us to be part of this event and big thanks to the demo teams from MyoSwiss, Scewo and VariLeg enhanced.
We are proud to present Phoenix Mecano Komponenten AG as a Silver Sponsor 2019 of HSR enhanced. Thank you very much for your contribution to our project!