VariLeg enhanced

Our Vision

It's our vision to build a race exoskeleton to participate in CYBATHLON 2020. Our exoskeleton will be surpassing the preceding model in dynamics, weight and performance.

Focus Project

The Focus Project is a project work stretched over two semesters in which students in the last year of their Bachelor's degree get to apply their knowledge and develop new products. At the end of the project, the final product will be presented to the public at the Roll-Out presentation in 2019.


Our goal is to successfully develop a working prototype to participate in the CYBATHLON 2020. The CYBATHLON is a unique championship in which people with physical disabilities compete against each other to complete everyday tasks using state-of-the-art technical assistance systems.

Our Team

Originally, we are a team of 15 students from both HSR and ETH Zurich, in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering as well as Health Sciences and Technology. We have however grown to also include a team of 5 engineers, 6 coaches, as well as 3 professors. And of course, let's not forget our 2 exo-pilots!

Upcoming Events

19.-20. September 2020

VariLeg enhanced will participate in the Powered Exoskeleton Race at CYBATHLON 2020 next September, and we are hungry for success again!

Our Partners





Wyss Zürich
Glatt Lack AG
MindSolutions, Louis A. Voellmy
Airtech Europe
Suter Kunststoffe AG
Mädler Norm-Antrieb AG
Swiss Engineering
Bellmann Orthopädie
Compona AG
Friemel AG

Predecessor Projects

VariLeg 2

VariLeg 2 was developed and tested within Focus Project 2015/2016. Although we use VariLeg 2 as our knowledge base, we are not adopting entire parts of it.

VariLeg 1

VariLeg 1 has been the first exoskeleton that was designed and developed within a Focus Project. It was already able to walk and therefore was used as the first prototype and basis of VariLeg 2.

Contact us

Our Address:
Team VariLeg enhanced
ILT Institute for Lab Automation and Mechatronics
HSR Hochschule für Technick Rapperswil
Obserseestrasse 10
CH-8640 Rapperswil