Bernhard has an idea: He wants to develop a robot to complete his studies. The robot shall overcome the obstacles in everyday life by balancing on its own and by climbing stairs. As a result, the idea for the first prototype ‘Scalevo’ is born.

Bernhard studies mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich. At the end of his studies he would like to develop a robot. He has the idea to develop an independently balancing robot. Later, he decides to make a step further and combine the independently balancing technology with climbing stairs.

Bernhard’s mentor is delighted with the idea. But wouldn’t it make sense to immediately develop something that can then be used in everyday life? Bernhard is made aware of the CYBATHLON and decides to develop the first wheelchair that can balance AND climb stairs independently.

So the idea for the first prototype ‘Scalevo’ is born.