What a spectacular CYBATHLON race day on 27 August in the great hall of Zürich Main Station. Pilot Florian Hauser took it all in the Powered Wheelchair Race and won both heats at Weltklasse Zürich!
Heat 1: everything goes perfectly until the final obstacle Ramp&Door. A software glitch brings the robotic arm to a complete standstill when Florian wants to close the door behind him. Keeping it cool Apollo-13-style, Florian goes through all reboot procedures several times. Finally, he leaves the door open behind him, yet maneuvers his wheelchair ZED evolution across the finish line. CYBATHLON rules are clear: with the scores tied at 530 points, the faster time decides and Florian wins the first heat.
Heat 2: with another flawless performance Florian cruises through the parcours, reaches the final obstacle, and this time everything goes as planned. Florian opens and closes the door with his robotic manipulator and scores the highest possible result of 660 points. Again, CYBATHLON rules are clear: score beats time. With the higher score, time becomes irrelevant and Florian takes home the second win of the day. See his perfect second heat on Youtube.
Team HSR enhanced feels grateful for the opportunity to perform on the big stage in Zürich. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to you all, and especially to the organizers at Weltklasse and CYBATHLON, to all participating teams, to countless friends and supporters for your visits and cheers, and of course to all of our sponsors.
We love this sport!
On 27 August at Zürich Main Station, HSR enhanced and VariLeg enhanced will be performing in the CYBATHLON Powered Wheelchair Race and Powered Exoskeleton Race. Do not miss exciting competitions during the sessions from 12:00-14:00 and from 17:00-19:00. And of course, make sure you visit our crews in the meantime to meet our pilots Florian Hauser (WHEEL) and Thomas Krieg (EXO). While there, you can also get an exclusive tour behind the scenes with our engineering teams. Get a view under the hood of powered wheelchair ZEDe and powered exoskeleton VariLeg enhanced!
Program on Tue 27 August 2019 at Zürich Main Station
|12:00-14:00||CYBATHLON demo race (round 1)|
|14:00-17:00||Behind the scenes and get-together|
|17:00-19:00||CYBATHLON demo race (round 2)|
We are excited and absolutely looking forward to see you there – make more out of your commute that day!
We are proud to present Aurora Swiss Aerospace as a Gold Sponsor 2019 of HSR enhanced!
Aurora Swiss Aerospace GmbH is a Luzern-based research and prototype engineering company, specializing in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Over 60 employees work in the areas of lightweight structures and autonomous systems. Aurora Swiss Aerospace can draw on the nearly 30 years of experience that U.S. parent company Aurora Flight Sciences has in the development, design, manufacturing, operations, and support of advanced UAS systems. In addition to their generous financial support as a Gold Sponsor 2019, Aurora Swiss Aerospace also provides invaluable help in the design and simulation of lightweight structural parts for the race wheelchair ZED evolution. HSR enhanced says thank you very much to Aurora Swiss Aerospace!
We are proud to present K/F Handicap Fashion as a Gold Sponsor of HSR enhanced.
It all starts with underpants! Design, wearing comfort and functionality stand side by side.
A new clothing label is the result of the need to develop clothes that enable highly paralyzed people to catheterize. Florian Hauser, managing director of K/F Handicap Fashion, was faced with the decision after his traffic accident either to get a permanent catheter or to make clothes that allow him to empty his bladder on his own.
On 21 June 2014, his life changes abruptly. Although he is still working as a construction foreman, in his new life as a tetraplegic he is above all interested in achieving as much independence as possible. He wants to share this possibility with other people. In order to develop and produce missing aids, Florian Hauser founded K/F Handicap Fashion.
CYBATHLON Team HSR enhanced is eternally grateful to its pilot Florian Hauser for his unrestrained will, the countless productive and beautiful hours, his precise feedback and the unforgettable moments of success we have already experienced together. We are looking forward to the future with K/F Handicap Fashion as Gold Sponsor, and we are still hungry for success! Thank you very much!