Symbitron+ exoskeleton decided not to participate in the worldwide Cybathlon2020 competition on 13 and 14 November.
The Symbitron+ team should have participated in the powered exoskeleton race of the Cybathlon 2020 in Zürich and all home bases of the participants. Due to the pandemic, they were no longer able to join the powered exoskeleton race. In the Cybathlon, pilots with complete paraplegia will negotiate an obstacle course consisting of typical everyday tasks such as climbing stairs or sitting down on a chair.
The Symbitron+ team originated from the EU Symbitron project. Its main goal is to enhance functional walking abilities of people with Spinal Cord Injury by improving the symbiotic interaction between the human and the exoskeleton. We will train our test pilots in our Wearable Robotics Laboratory.
The Symbitron exoskeleton is a force controlled exoskeleton with actuation on hip, knee and ankle. It provides the necessary support to people with complete or incomplete paralysis of the legs. Active propulsion and balance control are our current developments.
See here for more information on the Symbitron+ team and the Cybathlon.