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Cybathlon - Moving people and technology

Experience a world première on Saturday, 8 October 2016, in the SWISS Arena in Kloten: 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


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 


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 


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 


Expert: Alex Oberholzer

"It is important for people with disabilities to step into the limelight." Read more


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

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