SQ Lab :
Since 2001, together with Dr. Stefan Stautde, Tobias Hild started researching ergonomics in cycling. The gathered theoretical findings from the teachings of anatomy and biomechanics were compared with scientific research studies, medical reports, personal experience and findings from thousands of cyclists which had meanwhile been measured up.
The findings led to both the guidebook “The path to a perfect saddle“, which is seen as standard-setting not just by retailers, and a range of components with the aim of making cycling healthier, less painful and more efficient.
SQlab - a name from ancient greek mythology
What is the origin of our name "SQlab"?
Asclepius (german: Äskulap) in ancient Greek mythology is the healing god of medical arts. With his magical healing power he is believed to be a master of the art of healing like no other. A typical representation of Exclepius is a bearded man leaning on a snake-entwined staff.
The snake (colubrid) eventually became the symbol of medicine and to this day can be seen used in this context in many medical and pharmaceutical facilities. Here at SQlab, with our medical specialists, we place a strong emphasis when developing products on the need for ergonomics and health aspects in cycling. As a result, we have hence adapted our name to the god of medicine in modified form and symbolically use a snake-entwined saddle to complete the logo. This is how our so-called SQ-laboratory, in which research and development of the highest level, has taken place for years with great success.