From sportler to wheelchair to entrepreneur
From the accident, through the first prototype made in the garage to the creation of the GBY SA company and mass production, you are in the right place to discover our incredible story.
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31.07.2013, Sebastian falls while mountain biking.
Final result: incomplete quadriplegic, C6-C7
6 weeks after the accident, the first project work was given to the students
First drawings of prototype 1 of the arm and leg adapted bike, by Sebastian
Beginning of an exploratory and intensive training of 6 days out of 7. That is more than 35 hours per week.
First laps of the PRM bike prototype.
Start of the on-board electrical stimulation (FES) project with Professor Dr. Kenneth Hunt of BFH-Ti
Foundation of the start-up GBY for Go-By-Yourself
2-week intensive rehabilitation training course in the USA
Development in Vuisternens-en-Ogoz, with Chang-Ho, first engineer collaborator
Start in the "stimo" study (internal implantation of electrical stimulation of the nerves of the spinal cord) for Sebastian as a patient, with Prof. Dr Jocelyne Bloch and Grégoire Courtine
GBY test of the use of the arms and legs bike on 6 people for 6 weeks. At the end of the test, 5 people buy a Go-Tryke bike!
The French-speaking Swiss television RTS opens the news at GBY with 7:30 p.m. live.
Start of sales of the first series of 50 "Go-Tryke" adapted bicycles
National Geographic reports on the bicycle for people with reduced mobility at GBY SA
Friborg innovation prize competition and postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19. GBY wins the competition with its Go-Tryke adapted bike, Start-Up category!
At the end of 2020, decision to develop the rehabilitation method based on the GBY movement.
Start of the innosuisse iXES project for on-board measurement and stimulation on the Go-Tryke adapted bike. A collaborative work between GBY and the RehaLab of the BFH.
Fitting out of the SCI-Mobility Lab at the Bernese University of Applied Sciences (BFH) in Biel. A laboratory dedicated to the mobility of people with disabilities.
Start of sales of the second series of PMR Go-Tryke bikes.
Sebastian walks for the first time in the forest thanks to the rehabilitation method and his Go-Tryke adapted arms and legs bike.
Launch of a clinical study for Swiss paraplegic research with 25 people who will ride a Go-Tryke bike for 6 weeks.
To be continued...