LEG / Leg Prosthesis Race
About the Team
Project Circleg began in 2018 as a study project for industrial design at the Zurich University of the Arts and is now an award-winning start-up. Fabian Engel, one of the founders, is team manager for the CYBATHLON 2020 and, together with the team and the pilot, he is pursuing a vision: "We want to use our skills as industrial designers to influence people's lives and the environment." Circleg fulfills both criteria: “The prosthesis is made from recycled plastic waste and is expected to offer a cost-effective solution for people in developing countries in the future, enabling them to live a life with self-determined mobility despite leg amputation.” Fabian is convinced that it’s this combination which makes Circleg unique: “We follow a user-oriented design approach, our modular passive and active prosthesis offers high functionality at an affordable price – uniting all these qualities, we are one of a kind in the world of leg prosthetics.
Pilot - Andre Frei
"My biggest dream would be to be a Formula 1 driver," Andre says with a smile. Even if it remains a dream, he is liveing his passion for cars: he follows the racing action, has been on the track himself, drives go-karts, is interested in the technology behind and enjoys driving his Mustang. "The prosthesis is a bit like the a racecar, it's all about the technology, fine tuning and nuances. It's exciting to work at Circleg, we are a young team enjoying a relaxed atmosphere. We break new ground and leave the usual prosthesis environment and its approaches behind.” He had an accident with his scooter when he was 18 years old, and had to have his right leg amputated above the knee. “I like that the project is aimed at people from less privileged countries," says the student from the Rhine Valley. "I want to compare myself and our prosthesis at CYBTAHLON with the others.” For the hobby racer one thing is clear: “Without the timing it would be half the fun."
Today exactly one year ago we won the prosthetic leg race at the Cybathlon 2020 Global Edition 🥳This brings back wonderful memories for us! A good moment to look back on the extraordinary event and see where this achievement has taken us. Go to the story section of our website to read more about it and travel back with us to what was probably the most extraordinary Cybathlon event to date.
DESIGN PRIZE SWITZERLAND – EDITION 21 THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY WINS
On Friday, 5th November 2021, the Design Preis Schweiz Edition 21 awards ceremony took place in Langenthal’s Markthalle. The biennial event was held for the 16th time. The seven-member jury selected a total of 15 award winners from 36 nominations in nine categories. The big winner of the evening was the circular economy.
In the newly launched category “Going Circular Economy”, no less than four entries received a Design Pre ...
WOOOOOW! Project Circleg has received the Design Preis Schweiz 21! We are honoured and incredibly grateful to receive such a prestigious award. As a newcomer in the Going Circular category, we want to share this award with all our fellow nominees. For us, the circular economy is the basis for everything we do, and we believe that it should equally be the basis for everything that will be designed and manufactured in the future. So let's do this together and actively push towards circularity!