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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


Meet the Pilots: Bert Pot

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


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


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


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." Read more

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