VariLeg enhanced – Exoskeleton

Our team VariLeg enhanced has designed and built an exoskeleton for the Cybathlon 2020. Wearing our electrically powered exoskeleton, paraplegics can walk again. In just eight months, 15 students of ETH Zurich and HSR Rapperswil went from conception to a functional product. We worked on the exoskeleton as part of a Focus Project, where we dedicated the last year of our bachelor’s.
In the first phase of the project, I was a co-project leader and significantly involved in the formation of our team. In the second phase, I withdrew from that position in favor of being able to fully commit my time to the development of a novel EtherCAT motion controller. During that phase, I’ve stayed a member of the advisory board which supported our team leader. Over the whole duration of the project, I was a member of the mechatronics and the tools-management teams.