Who are Robo’Lyon

 

Robo’Lyon are the first French team to participate in the FIRST® Robotics Competition in 6 years. The team is composed of 8 students, 22 alumni and 9 mentors. Robo’Lyon allows young people to surpass themselves, to give their best without counting the cost of their efforts and to transcend themselves. It is based in the town of Neuville-sur-Saône (France) in the private high school Notre Dame de Bellegarde.

 

What is the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)?

 

The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international robotics competition for high school students. Each year, teams work over a six-week period to build robots capable of competing in the tournament. In 2021, 4,000 teams from 110 countries, or 679,000 young people under the age of 18, have signed up for the competition! 20 finalist teams were selected, including Robo’Lyon.

MGA Technologies supports the Robo’Lyon team for innovation and research in the health field.

Presentation of Robo’Lyon Innovation Against Parkinson’s Disease

Robo’Lyon is working on an innovation project called “Walk Assistant” to facilitate the everyday life of people suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

The “Walk Assistant” responds to “freezing”, a very specific symptom of Parkinson’s disease. This symptom is characterized by immobility that can last for seconds or even minutes, which can cause sufferers to fall.

The prototype, a belt, is currently being improved so that it can be delivered in sufficient quantities to carry out several tests in the department of Professor Luc Defebvre at the Lilles University Hospital (France) which specializes in neurology, pathology of movement, epilepsy and ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).

Their triumph at the FIRST Innovation Challenge helped the team to publicise their innovation to their partners, private firms and people affected by this disease.

The day after their victory, a delegation went to the Groupama Stadium, located in the Lyon region (France), to present the project to firms in the region