Scalevo is now Scewo


Dear Friends of Scalevo,

Today we are announcing a change in our name, we are now Scewo!.

Because of legal issues we needed to change the name. However, our vision remains unchanged: To deliver a wheelchair with a customer-oriented design and an affordable price that will change the life of many people.

With this new name we are going to face the great challenges we have ahead. After the Cybathlon in October, we will start designing the final version of the Scewo wheelchair.

As for now, we are working really hard because Cybathlon 2016 is approaching. We have already done some tests and the wheelchair is performing great!

 

Stay tuned for more news and don’t forget to check our new website,

 

Regards

 

Scewo Team

Hi, we are a team of 10 students studying Mechanical- and Electrical Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich or Industrial Design at Zurich University of the Arts.

 

Our goal is to build an electric wheelchair which is able to climb stairs. Moving on the ground is accomplished with a Segway-like system by balancing on the two main wheels. The stairs are climbed using two rubber tracks mounted on the bottom of the chair. Our system is designed to compete at the cybathlon championship 2016.

We are supported by the Autonomous Systems Lab and by our Sponsors.

 


Stable

Safely driving on stairs due to tracks with an optimized tread

Agile

Driving pleasure and agility on flat ground through two balancing wheels

Suitable for everyday use

Forward driving over obstacles with the aid of the support system

Safe

Park position with big footprint provided through the tracks and the support system

Sponsoring

Because the Focus Projects have a very limited budget we are deeply grateful for the support from outside. With the help from many different companies we can do a good product. Those companies provide us capital, rabates, production and advice throughout the project. Are you interested in working with us? Contact us!

 

Platinum Sponsors

 

EKZ Logo

EKZ

Supports us financially.

Bossard

Supports us with connection solutions and high quality bolts and nuts. We are also very grateful for their financial support.

Phoenix Mecano

Providing us custom aliuminium profile solutions, electro-cylinders and housings for our electronics.

Gold Sponsors

Büchi

Supports us with waterjet and metal manufacturing.

 

Maxon Motor

Supports us with custom motor and gear combinations and controllers.

Hempel Metals

Offers high-performance materials and financial support.

Sick

Sponsors the rotary laser sensors.

KTR

Supports us financially and with a custom clutch solution.

Alphacam and 3D-Prototyp

Support us with additive manufacturing material and technology.
https://www.3d-prototyp.com/

Klein Computer AG

Sponsors us two high-end CAD workstations to speed up our daily work.

Silver Sponsors

Acessory Xperts

Sponsors the balancing wheels.

Industrielle Berufslehren Schweiz

Libs educates young people during their apprenticeship.
Assists us with a controller and technical support.

National Instruments

Assists us with a controller and technical support.

Swaytronic

Provides us with a custom LiPo power solution.

Toradex

Embedded Computer to control the wheelchair

Sunrise Medical

Supported us with a comfortable seating solution.

ALLEGA

Provides all sorts of aluminum profiles

Bühler

Supports us with custom manufactured parts

Patronage

 

We would also like to thank the following supporters: