Powered Wheelchair Race

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In this race, pilots with motorised wheelchairs compete against each other on parallel tracks to overcome several obstacles that are typical in daily life. The main challenge lies in the pilots’ ability to tackle a wide variety of tasks.

For people who use a wheelchair on a regular basis, everyday situations can often be a struggle. Entering a building with thresholds or narrow doorways, uneven pavements, steep slopes or low tables can massively impact someone’s day-to-day routines. The CYBATHLON wants to encourage teams to come up with innovative solutions to cope with these challenges.

Pilots with different kinds of spinal cord injuries or any other severe trauma preventing them from walking can participate in the races. Motorised wheelchairs that are controlled by a joystick, tongue-drive, touchpad or any other technology are allowed in this race.

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Thu Jul 27 09:34:17 CEST 2017
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