Cybathlon 2016 highlights
You can download high-resolution images of selected Cybathlon highlights below.
Alternative download area for high resolution images: Press images (updated on 14.10.2016)
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Cybathlon practice session 2015
In mid-July 2015, ETH Zurich hosted a Cybathlon practice session, at the SWISS Arena in Kloten, Zurich. The following images were made at that event.
Bike race with electrical muscle stimulation
In the FES discipline, pilots with complete spinal cord injuries take part in a bike race with the help of functional electrical stimulation.
Agility course with motorised arm prostheses
The muscle activity in the arm is detected and converted into the corresponding movement in the prosthesis.
Description: The various challenges are designed to resemble daily tasks as closely as possible.
Virtual brain-computer interface race
BCI involves detecting and then converting brainwaves into control signals, making it possible for participants to use their thoughts to control an avatar in a computer game.
Obstacle course with motorised leg prostheses
Controlling motorised prostheses is difficult: the wearer's intended movements must be correctly conveyed to the leg prosthesis.
Powered wheelchair race
In order to tackle obstacles such as ramps, steps and slalom courses, the wheelchairs must be both manoeuvrable and strong.
Powered exoskeleton race
A participant with limited mobility can climb steps with the help of an exoskeleton.
Robert Riener is the Cybathlon's main organiser and Professor of Sensory-Motor Systems at ETH.