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Cybathlon - Moving people and technology

Experience a world première: On Saturday, 8 October 2016 ETH Zurich is organising the very first Cybathlon! Individuals with physical disabilities will compete side by side in six demanding disciplines, using the latest assistive technologies.

You can watch the athletes as they tackle flights of stairs in the new wheel chairs and prove their speed and skill using the most up-to-date modern prostheses. The various races test how the competitors cope with specific challenges and activities from everyday life. There are races for athletes with powered arm and leg prostheses, for those wearing a robotic exoskeleton and for powered wheelchairs. There’s also a race for cyclists using electrical muscle stimulation and even a brain-computer interface race.

Cybathlon provides a platform for the development of novel assistive technologies that are useful for daily life. Through the organisation of the Cybathlon we want to remove barriers between people with disabilities, the public and technology developers.

Cybathlon News


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


Meet the Tech Teams: DondersBCI

Jason Farquhar is team leader for DondersBCI Read more


Meet the teams: M.A.S.S. Impact

M.A.S.S. Impact come from Canada and will be competing in the Powered Arm Prosthesis Race. Read more


Thomas Recher, Head of Sponsoring, Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (EKZ)

"EKZ didn't need to think twice about working with the Cybathlon." Read more

Dr. Thomas Heiniger:  Head of Department of Health, Canton Zurich

"Cybathlon brings together technology and people’s fascination with it." Read more

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