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Cybathlon - Moving people and Technology

On Saturday, 8 October 2016 a world premiere happened in the SWISS Arena in Kloten: ETH Zurich organised the very first Cybathlon! Individuals with physical disabilities competed side by side in six demanding disciplines, using the latest assistive technologies.

You could watch the athletes as they tackled flights of stairs in the new wheel chairs and proved their speed and skill using the most up-to-date modern prostheses. The various races tested how the competitors cope with specific challenges and activities from everyday life. There were races for athletes with powered arm and leg prostheses, for those wearing a robotic exoskeleton and for powered wheelchairs. There was 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

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 

02.12.2016

Inside the Cybathlon

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

 
 
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20.01.2017
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