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CYBATHLON 2016

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Swiss Arena, Kloten, Zurich, Switzerland, 8 October 2016
 
The Cybathlon is a championship for pilots with disabilities who are using advanced assistive devices including robotic technologies. The competitions are comprised of different disciplines that will test the ability of pilots to navigate a series of everyday tasks while using a powered knee prosthesis, wearable arm prosthesis, powered exoskeleton, powered wheelchair, electrically stimulated muscles and novel brain-computer interfaces. The assistive devices will include commercially available products provided by companies, but also prototypes developed by research labs. There will be two medals for each competition, one for the pilot, who is driving the device, and one for the provider of the device.

The main goal of the Cybathlon is to provide a platform for the development of novel assistive technologies that are useful for daily life. Through the organisation of the Cybathlon we want to help to remove barriers between the public, people with disabilities and science. The event is organised by ETH Zurich.

Cybathlon News

08.02.2016

Expert: Rüdiger Böhm

Events such as the Cybathlon ensure that innovative companies take care of further development of new technologies! Read more

04.02.2016

Premium Partner: Michael Harr, CEO Foundation Cerebral

"The interaction of person and engine influences our society more than ever. The Cybathlon will help us to push a wide, fair discussion about the use and the possible dangers of the robotic assistive aids." Read more

02.02.2016

Expert: Abassia Rahmani

Athlete Abassia Rahmani is one of the experts helping to shape the Cybathlon. Read more

Expert: Abassia Rahmani

Photo of Abassia Rahmani  
Photographer: Olivier Pagès

"I support the Cybathlon because it’s important to continue to improve technology for people with disabilities and to reduce the well known fear of contact with it." Read more

Michael Harr, CEO, Swiss Foundation for Children with Cerebral Palsy

"The interaction of person and engine influences our society more than ever. The Cybathlon will help us to push a wide, fair discussion about the use and the possible dangers of the robotic assistive aids. We need this discussion if we want to move forward as a society. Robotics can make an essential contribution towards a fully inclusive society. The Foundation Cerebral wants to support this aim. Our wish for the participants is that they cross borders, that they astonish us and that they encourage us and themselves with the possibilities of modern technology."

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13.02.2016
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