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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

Vision Assistance Race: A-Eye

The A-eye team showcases the skills of students and researchers in a joint project. Dozens of student groups work on solutions for specific challenges and use kinaesthetic feedback from the ISIR lab. At the centre of the team is Sébastien Hinderer, a blind software developer with a PhD in speech processing. He improves accessibility, helps develop the device's functions and optimises its technical performance.

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Featured Discipline: Vision Assistance Race

The CYBATHLON 2024 introduces a new discipline for people with visual impairments. These participants have difficulties with everyday tasks such as choosing clothes or recognising products in the supermarket. Obstacles on the way to work can be dangerous. Intelligent visual aids should offer more independence and quality of life. The competition tests spatial orientation and mobility through tasks such as boarding buses and avoiding obstacles. The focus is on intuitive and reliable control under time pressure.

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CYBATHLON Competition Infrastructure | © CYBATHLON

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.

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Overview of prosthesis components used by participating teams in the CYBATHLON Arm Prosthesis Race | © CYBATHLON

Research: How the CYBATHLON Competition Has Advanced Assistive Technologies

Since the first competition in 2016, the CYBATHLON has promoted innovations in assistance technologies. Teams are motivated to involve end users more closely in development and adapt devices to their everyday needs. The competition tasks present unsolved challenges for people with disabilities and compare the latest developments from research laboratories and companies worldwide. This overview describes the competition disciplines, their contributions to assistive technologies and the remaining challenges in user-centred development.

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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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