HANNOVER MESSE 2019, 01 - 05 April
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Keeping things rolling

Saarbrücken engineers develop sensor-free smart wheel technology

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Uni des Saarlandes, WuT

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At this years Hannover Messe, Matthias Nienhaus and his research group from Saarland University will be exhibiting a technology that not only allows wheels to know when and how to rotate, but also enables them to work together in interactive teams. The new technology can be used wherever there is a need for additional support when pulling, pushing or driving a system that uses wheels. Potential applications range from mobility aids, such as wheeled walkers and wheelchairs, to sack trucks, wheelbarrows and shopping trolleys. Simply monitoring the data generated when the motors inside the wheels rotate, allows the motors and hence the wheels to be controlled without the need for any additional sensors. The team is in Hannover to look for partners interested in using this new technology in practical wheel-based applications.

The team of engineers will be showcasing their new technology at Hannover Messe from the 23rd to the 27th of April at the Saarland Research and Innovation Stand (Hall 2, Stand B46).

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