Early this year Star began to work with the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), a non-profit research organization that leverages the power of various technologies to improve human and machine interaction and performance. We built many of the metal components for their MinaV2 robotic exoskeleton, and when Dr. Peter Neuhaus of the IHMC exoskeleton group approached us about supporting their team’s participation in the international Cybathlon competition in Switzerland, we jumped at the chance.
Not only did we find the robotic exoskeleton a fascinating and rewarding project to work on in its own right, but we were also excited to help further the goals of IHMC and the other organizations that are working hard to create solutions for impaired individuals to help enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life.
Recently CNET ran a nice piece about this competition, with a focus on the MinaV2 and our own contribution to Team IHMC’s success.
The Cybathlon competition concluded last week, with IHMC’s pilot Mr. Mark Daniel coming in a very close second in his event. To prepare, he spent hours a day practicing the obstacle course to get it just right.
We’re delighted with his performance and proud of what Mr. Daniel and IHMC have accomplished. We also look forward to hearing more about his plans to walk across the entire United States on robotic legs! If you’d like to learn more about how we can work with you to help your own dreams come to life, contact us now for a free quotation and let’s get started changing the world.