Newsletter June
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Dear reader,

Last month was again a very busy, but very fun month. This month was full of events, we are further in the assembly and there is a lot of testing taking place. Everyone is working very hard to make the exoskeleton do an airgait (to let the exoskeleton walk in the air). Before we can reach this, some bugs in the software are being resolved and unforeseen problems are also being solved. But, this is exactly where we are trained on as a dreamteam: Being very flexible and solving problems! We will tell in a glance what we experienced this month and what is coming the upcoming month.

Have fun reading!

Robbert de Lange en Magali Ponds

Last month

Damen Raceroei Regatta
In the weekend of the 5th and 6th of May 2018 the Deltsche Studenten Roeivereniging "Laga" organised the Damen Raceroei Regatta for the sixth time. The Damen Raceroei Regatta focuses on (sub)top rowers. It is the ideal moment to face off with the rest of the Dutch rowing scene. A regatta where the races are all that matter. As the sixth edition of this event it was, again, a unique event where we were present with our exoskeleton to tell rowing students about the technology. We hope that we made the students very enthusiastic about the exoskeleton technology!

Neurocontrol Symposium
On monday the 14th of May Project MARCH was attending the Neurocontrol Symposium at Soesterberg. During this symposium the resluts of research of partners from the NeuroControl-consortium were presented. After the presentation Project MARCH had the opportunity to present the exoskeleton to the attenders to also tell them about the exoskeleton. It was a very sunny day where we enjoyed ourselves!

Bringing Back Motion
Every academical year the faculty of Biomedical Technology of the Eindhoven University of Technology organizes an oneday sypmosium which this year was on the 15th of May. This edition was dedicated to 'Bringing Back Motion': biomedical and technological developments in the field of rehabilitation. We really liked that we were invited by fellow technical students to speak there! Evelien and Lennart traveled to Eindhoven University of Technology to discuss technology with enthusiastic students.

MARCH I to the Municipality
As mentioned in the previous newsletter, this month the MARCH I, the first exoskeleton of Project MARCH, was placed in the town hall. It was a very nice opening with nice talks from both Project MARCH and Ferrie Förster: alderman for economics, culture and spatial planning at the Municipality of Delft. If you are curious about the exoskeleton, or happen to catch the train, you can visit it at the Town Hall in Delft!

Open day TU Delft 26 mei
Project MARCH was attending the open days of the TU Delft. This time we were present together with MST (Molecular Science & Technology) at the aula to make potential students of the TU Delft enthusiastic with help of our exoskeleton.

Technical Update

Last month was mainly focused on preparing the 'airgait': Making a walking movement in the air with the exoskeleton. In preparation, our Software department has been very busy to solve bugs and problems in the software so that after the assembly everything can run as flawlessly as possible. They have come a long way and it looks promising for the software! After a hectic month it is finally time for the assembly: This week the exoskeleton will be put together! We have been looking forward to this and we find it very exciting. In a project like ours, a 'Research and Development' project, you never know whether things will go well or not. Keep following us to keep up to date!

Upcoming month

Night of the Nerds 5th of June

Campusrun 6th of June
This wednesday we will open te Campusrun with Sjaan! Besides, many of our team members will run the Campusrun to raise momey for Dwarslaesie Organisatie Nederland (DON). The registration fee is donated to the DON. Come to watch or run along to donate money to the DON.

Dutch Technology Week 9th of June

Future Flux Festival 15h of June

EWI Medewerkersfeest 16th of June

SUMMA The exquisit Body symposium 19th of June

Exoskelet naar Global Electronics 21st of June

Tot slot

A lot to work on next month! We hope to test the exoskeleton in the coming months to start training with Sjaan in the exoskeleton. Keep a close eye on our Social Media for our PR Campagin IV. In the next newsletter you will receive more information about the exciting period that we are currently in.

See you then!

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