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Book your tickets for the CYBATHLON 2024

Tickets for the CYBATHLON 2024 are on sale now. The event will take place from 25 to 27 October 2024 in the SWISS Arena in Kloten, Switzerland. You can expect exciting competitions in eight different disciplines and an interesting supporting program all about inclusion and robotics! Tickets can be purchased online only, and the number of tickets is limited.

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Maria Fossati, Pilot of Arm Prosthesis Race | © CYBATHLON

Volunteers for CYBATHLON 2024

Be a part of something extraordinary! As a volunteer for the CYBATHLON 2024, you will play a crucial role in supporting the teams, looking after the participants and ensuring that the competition runs smoothly. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help make this event a great success!

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Media Accreditation CYBATHLON 2024

Welcome to the official media accreditation page for CYBATHLON 2024! We are thrilled to invite members of the press and media professionals to cover this groundbreaking event, celebrating the latest advancements in assistive technologies and the remarkable achievements of our teams and pilots.

To apply for media accreditation, please complete the online application form here. Applications must be submitted by 11 October 2024.

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CYBATHLON 2024

The CYBATHLON 2024 will take place in a global format from 25 – 27 October 2024 in the SWISS Arena in Kloten and local hubs worldwide. A total of 100 teams from all around the world in eight different disciplines can participate in the CYBATHLON 2024.

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Welcome to the CYBATHLON @school contest

Welcome to the CYBATHLON @school contest powered by EKZ! For the third edition of CYBATHLON, we invite your class to take part in our unique competition. Classes that complete a module and submit a poster will take part in the CYBATHLON 2024 on 25 October 2024 at the SWISS Arena in Kloten. The students will explore prosthetic technology under the guidance of our ambassadors Gina Rühl and Michel Fornasier.

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CYBATHLON Challenges 2024 Highlights

This video features some of the highlights and favourite moments from the CYBATHLON Challenges 2024 that took place on 2 February, showing so many diverse types of assistive technology taking on discipline tasks and displaying pilots' tenacity and determination. The Challenges saw new teams, new tasks and new formats for many of the CYBATHLON disciplines.

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Featured Content

Exoskeleton Race: HERMES Team

HERMES Team represents the largest student research group in robotics for medical applications in Greece and operates under the auspices of the University of Thessaly (UTH).  The team is engaged in the development of a fully functional robotic exoskeleton for individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI), providing them with the capability to fulfil basic daily needs. They aim to participate in the international competition CYBATHLON 2024 in the “Exoskeleton Race” discipline, marking the first Greek participation.

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e-OPRA Arm Prostehesis Race during the Challenges 2023 | © ETH Zurich / CYBATHLON

Featured Discipline: Arm Prosthesis Race

The Arm Prosthesis Race is a competition that highlights the advances in prosthetic technology. In this discipline, persons with upper limb amputations or congenital malformation compete in a series of dexterous challenges, using advanced prosthetic arms to perform tasks that mimic daily life activities.

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Samuele Maltauro: The Pilot of the POLIMI FES Bike Race for CYBATHLON 2024

Samuele Maltauro, joining the POLIMI FES Bike Race team in 2023 after a spinal cord injury, showcases exceptional talent and resilience through rigorous training. Catch him at CYBATHLON 2024, where he pedals towards victory.

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Arm Prosthesis Race during the Challenges May 2022 | © CYBATHLON

CYBATHLON: Shaping the Future of Assistive Technology for a More Inclusive World

CYBATHLON Co-Heads Roland Sigrist and Annegret Kern share insights on the meticulous planning behind CYBATHLON, its transformative impact, and the collaborative spirit shaping a more inclusive future. 

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Overengineering in Human-Machine Interaction

Developing assistive technologies involves addressing numerous requirements, and motivating engineers to seek perfect solutions, but this drive can sometimes result in overengineering, leading to ineffective, unsatisfactory outcomes. In this lecture, Prof. Dr. Heike Vallery focuses on her groundbreaking work in human-machine interaction, and ineffective, unsatisfying, long-lasting development processes. She shares her expertise and insights into the delicate balance between engineering, effective human-machine interaction and the hands-on approach to what worked and what did not.

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13th June 2024

Kilian Baur: Building CYBATHLON’s Complex Infrastructure

How do you build the infrastructure of a competition like CYBATHLON? In this interview, we talk about the unique rewards and challenges of organising, producing and livestreaming a global competition with CYBATHLON's Head of Technology, Kilian Baur.

CYBATHLON Challenges Venue setting up | © CYBATHLON
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15th May 2024

Setting Up Your CYBATHLON 2024 Team Hub: A Comprehensive Guide

Gear up for CYBATHLON 2024 – the ultimate showcase of innovation and inclusion! Want to be part of the action? Set up your own Team Hub and join the global movement for assistive technology and accessibility.

ARM Medal Ceremony - CYBATHLON 2016 | © CYBATHLON
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CYBATHLON 2024: Building a fair, safe competition

CYBATHLON demonstrates innovative solutions, such as stair-climbing wheelchairs and autonomous assistance robots, designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities, while also ensuring a safe and equitable competition environment.

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About Us - Moving People and Technology

CYBATHLON provides a platform that challenges teams globally to develop assistive technologies suitable for everyday use, with and for people with disabilities. We promote design as a force to change – good and user-centred design is inclusive. We foster dialogue for greater inclusion that can break down barriers and make the difference between enabling and denying.

Initiated as a non-profit project of ETH Zurich, CYBATHLON is a platform for competitions and events that throw a spotlight on innovators of assistive technologies, partners and agencies that provide opportunities to place these new technologies in the hands of the people who need and use them.

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