Project MARCH, one of the student teams Code supports, participated in the Cybathlon in Düsseldorf. The team works towards an optimal exoskeleton to make full mobility possible for people with a spinal cord injury. To prove to the world that this team is on top of their game, they participated in a competition for exoskeletons.
What does the competition entail? Each team's pilot, the user of the robotic suit, should fulfill multiple obstacles. These are activities that are not that difficult for people who do not have a disability. However, for paraplegics, moving in an exoskeleton is more of a challenge. Think of walking the stairs or standing up from a low chair. Project MARCH completed all obstacles as fastest team and became the winner of Cybathlon Düsseldorf 2018!
On behalf of the Code team, congratulations! We're very proud of you!
Would you like to read more about the optimisations in the exoskeleton? Read our case study right here.