Le canton de Vaud vient d'entrer dans le rapport de l'écosystème mondial de start-ups de Startup Genome (sous le nom de "Greater Lausanne Region").
Step after step, one foot after the other. Your skis heavy on your feet, your backpack a constant strain, your face drenched in sweat. Pausing to look up, all you see is the steep mountain climb looming ahead. Undeterred, you plant one of your ski poles into the snow, and then the other, and continue your ascent. Welcome to the world of ski touring, a highly demanding yet popular sport that consists of walking up the side of a mountain on your skis for several hours and then, once at the top, skiing back down.
Does trudging up a snowy mountain on skis sound hard? Imagine doing it if you don’t have the use of your legs. That very feat was accomplished by a paraplegic patient in a remarkable demonstration of the lower-limb exoskeleton developed by Vaud-based startup Twiice.
On 9 July 2022, people attending the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the Jazz à Vienne festival near Lyon, France, were in for a special treat. One of the jazz ensembles they enjoyed was split up between the two venues – some members of the group were onstage in Montreux, while the rest were in Vienne, nearly 300 kilometers away. Despite the distance, the ensemble delivered a seamless joint performance that was streamed live for spectators at both sites.