LEG / Powered 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."
💛 We love design that makes sustainable personal items more available to all, and that’s exactly what projectcircleg, nyunguafrika and nairobidesignweek have done.
From period products to prosthetics and eyewear, these #NoWasteChallenge nominees responded to the Nairobi track with the innovative thinking we need for a circular future.
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Partnership meeting between APDK, NAOT, Jaipur and project CIRCLEG officials. This is to promote high-quality lower limb prosthetic made of recycled plastic. Project Cirleg is a Swiss-East African social enterprise endorsing a holistic approach in development of prosthetic systems.
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The progress we have made between our last East African research trip and today has been huge!
This pilot's testing has further highlighted how far we've come over the last two years. During our last trip, we focused on understanding the key functional requirements of our East African users. This time, we got to happily observe how our latest prosthesis fully matched their needs, satisfying amputees and orthopaedic technicians in terms of stability, safety, comfort, modularity and fit. This pro ...
It’s great to be back to test our latest prototype “Circleg Mukono”!
Our team is currently on the road for two months in East Africa to test the latest prototype with local amputees and orthopaedic technicians and meet different stakeholders. After an intensive development period, it makes us extremely happy to see the Circleg Mukono in use during the testing. Here with Pro Uganda we could benefit a lot from their professional infrastructure and connect with all the amazing people we hav ...
Better late than never, the trophies and medals of the CYBATHLON 2020 Global Edition are on their way to the winning teams all over the world! 🏆 Congratulations and a big thank you again to all participants! We‘re looking forward to have you on board of CYBATHLON in the future! 🤗
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A pesar de los grandes avances tecnológicos de los últimos años, artefactos como las prótesis, siguen siendo bastante costosas. Project Circleg es una compañía que está creando prótesis especialmente accesibles para países en desarrollo, gracias al uso de materiales reciclados y piezas fáciles de ensamblar. La prótesis de Project Circleg pueden ser personalizadas según las necesidades de cada persona, como estatura, circunferencia de la pierna y talla del calzado, ad ...
We present: CIRCLEG MUKONO!
The latest Circleg prototype is called after the small village in Uganda where we tested the Circleg system for the first time. It is a big milestone in the product development of Project Circleg and the result of extraordinary team work and strong collaborations that combine expertise with the will to drive positive developments. In this sense a big shout out and huge thanks to our amazing partners! We are now testing the new prototypes with amputees in Mukono again ...
Plastic has been on Project Circleg's mind since the very first minute. In order to produce high performance prosthetics, we were looking for professional partners in the field of fibre reinforced plastics. Luckily we got to know WAG Wernli AG, which supports us with their extensive expertise throughout our process.
WAG Wernli AG is a holistic supplier of technical plastic parts. For a technical moulded part, WAG Wernli AG thus always looks for the most sensible and economical process. They h ...