Hi, we are an interdisciplinary team of students studying at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich or at Zurich University of the Arts. We are currently in our masters and work on the wheelchair in our free time as much as we can.
We build the wheelchair of the 21st century!
The same electric wheelchairs were sold to disable people for years, whereas everything else like smartphones, electric cars, drones, even robotic vacuum cleaners improved.
Our goal is to combine the new technologies and an aesthetic design to develop a new generation wheelchair. It will give back enjoyable and flexible mobility to those in need and let's them engage wherever life takes them.
If you like to support us you can do so on our newly launched Patreon site.
The project started as an educational project at ETH back in late 2014. After 9 month, we presented the first prototype (known as Scalevo), developed from skratch by a team of 10 students.
Due to the immense feedback we got we decided to push the development further besides our studies to compete at the Cybathlon competition in October 2016 with our second prototype, the Scewo.
We are now gathering feedback and inputs to gather the exact needs for such an electric wheelchair. This will allow us to adapt our current concept to meet these needs. This all happens besides our various studies which we will finish in 2017.
With our current estimation we will have a version that can be produced in numbers by the end of 2018.
We are supported by the Autonomous Systems Lab and by our Sponsors
We just recently started our crowdfunding at Patreon to help us concentrate more on Scewo besides our studies. We are grateful for all your help and want to thank especially the following Patrons or their extremely generous support.
Markus Wilson Zwilling