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26.07.2017

CYBATHLON with BCI Race Hands-on Demo at Ars Electronica Festival 2017 in Linz

Visitors of the Ars Electronica Festival from 7. – 11. September 2017 in Linz can participate in the BCI computer game "BrainRunners", which was specifically developed for the CYBATHLON. By participating in this BCI Race people can experience how an avatar can be controlled by thoughts. Read more 

31.05.2017

CYBATHLON Experience at REHACARE 2017 in Dusseldorf

At this years REHACARE, from 04-07 October 2017 in Dusseldorf, a CYBATHLON Experience will take place. Several show races will be organised in two disciplines: Powered Wheelchair Race and Powered Exoskeleton Race Read more 

31.05.2017

CYBATHLON presentation at XPOMET Convention 2018

The CYBATHLON Co-Directors Roland Sigrist and Dario Wyss will give a presentation at the XPOMET convention 2018 for innovation and high-tech in medicine. The convention will take place in Leipzig in Germany, 21.-23. March 2018. Read more 

11.05.2017

REHAB 2017 in Karlsruhe

The CYBATHLON will be presented together with our ETH Wheelchair Team Scewo Read more 

19.04.2017

MEDTEC Japan in Tokyo

Co-Directors Roland Sigrist and Dario Wyss representing CYBATHLON on several events in Tokyo, Japan. Read more 

09.02.2017

Cybathlon 2020 announced

In today’s press conference with the executive board of ETH Zurich an official announcement was made: The Cybathlon will take place once again in Zurich in 2020 – organised by ETH Zurich Read more 

19.01.2017

Cybathlon among BBC's most striking photos of the year

The BBC, who covered Cybathlon 2016, included a photo of the Cybathlon as one of their most striking of 2016. Read more 

19.01.2017

Cybathlon stamps issued in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is issuing a set of stamps featuring the Cybathlon - more info as we get it! Read more 

18.01.2017

CYBATHLON with ETH Zurich at WEF 2017 in Davos

ETH Zurich is presenting its latest research findings in a public exhibition at the World Economic Forum 2017. ETH’s début WEF appearance was launched with a meeting with politicians, public authorities and businesspeople from the canton of Grisons. Read more 

02.12.2016

Inside Cybathlon 2016

Our video from the week of the Cybathlon is now online! Watch it here -   Read more 

08.10.2016

A unique competition takes off

The very first Cybathlon in the world took place today. The event was completely sold out: some 4,600 visitors packed into the SWISS Arena Kloten to support the 66 teams from various countries. The pilots pitted their skills in six disciplines and demonstrated most impressively how novel technologies can assist people with disabilities in their daily life. Read more 

28.09.2016

Breaking down the barriers in our minds

What role does technology play in equality for people with disabilities? Experts and scientists have been discussing this question in the run-up to the world’s first Cybathlon at ETH Zurich. Read more 

19.09.2016

Congratulations to our experts!

We would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to our experts and pilot who took part in the Paralympics in Rio over the past two weeks. Read more 

05.09.2016

Meet the Pilots: Claudia Breidbach

Claudia Breidbach is pilot with Touch Bionics in the Powered Arm Prosthesis Race. When Claudia isn't preparing for the Cybathlon, she can be found competing with her skydiving team, KARMA. Read more 

05.09.2016

Meet the Tech Teams: DIPO Power

Monica Moreo is teamleader of DIPO Power, who will be competing in the Powered Arm Prosthesis Race. Read more 

03.08.2016

Welcome to the Cyborg Olympics

The Cybathlon aims to help disabled people navigate the most difficult course of all: the everyday world. Sara Reardon – Nature: 536, Pages: 20–22 – Date published: (04 August 2016) – DOI: 10.1038/536020a Read more 

29.07.2016

Cybathlon experts headed to Rio

If, like us, you’ve been watching the announcements of the teams for the Rio Paralympics closely, you might have spotted some familiar names and faces. Three of our experts who have been working with us to set up the Cybathlon and will be on hand during the event have been selected to represent their countries. Read more 

14.07.2016

Cybathlon Pep Rally - Japan

Tokyo played host to a pep rally for the three Japanese Cybathlon teams. Read more 

13.07.2016

Meet the Tech Teams: Touch Bionics

Rolanas Balcaitis is CPO at Touch Bionics and is he is head of tech support on the Cybathlon team.   Read more 

13.07.2016

Meet the Pilots: Bob Radocy

Bob Radocy lives in Berthoud, Colorado, but is competing with a team based in Delft, Netherlands.   Read more 

09.06.2016

Meet the Pilots: Bert Pot

Bert Pot is pilot for Touch Bionics in the Powered Arm Prosthesis Race. Read more 

03.06.2016

Win Cybathlon tickets!

LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND WIN TICKETS! We are giving away two tickets to the Cybathlon to a lucky winner. "Like" our page over the weekend to be in with a chance of winning. Read more 

03.06.2016

Cybathlon at Määrt-Fäscht on Saturday 4th June

We will be at Rigiplatz, Zurich from 10-18h with hands-on-demos for the Powered Arm Prosthesis Race and the FES Bike Race. Read more 

31.05.2016

The Cybathlon promotes the development of assistive technology for people with physical disabilities

Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2016 – DOI: 10.1186/s12984-016-0157-2 – ©  The Author(s). 2016 – Received: 4 April 2016 – Accepted: 23 May 2016 – Published: 31 May 2016 Read more 

29.04.2016

Entries close 1st May

If you want to register for Cybathlon please remember to do so by 1st May - places are still available in the Powered Leg Prosthesis Race only. Read more 

01.04.2016

Meet the Tech Teams: DondersBCI

Jason Farquhar is team leader for DondersBCI Read more 

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