CYBATHLON 2024

Event

25 to 27 October 2024
SWISS Arena Kloten, Switzerland and around the world

Media Accreditation, Volunteering, event tickets, programme and discipline tasks.

Welcome to CYBATHLON 2024!

CYBATHLON 2024 Tickets poster | © CYBATHLON

Book your tickets for the CYBATHLON 2024

Anticipate thrilling contests across eight diverse disciplines and an engaging program centred on a world without obstacles.

Select from two sessions on Friday and Saturday, and one on Sunday. Finals occur on Saturday and Sunday at noon (sessions 3 and 5). Doors open an hour before each event.

More Information and Buy Your Tickets
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Media Accreditation

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.

Apply Here
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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Arena Schluefweg in Kloten near Zurich | © CYBATHLON

CYBATHLON 2024 Programme

Join us at the SWISS Arena in Kloten or tune in to our live stream on www.cybathlon.com to witness the future of assistive technology unfold before your eyes. From prosthetic arms to brain-computer interfaces, each discipline showcases the ingenuity and determination of athletes and technologists alike. Over 100 teams from across the globe compete in eight disciplines.

Mark your calendars for three days of intense competition, starting at 11:00 CET on 25 October. Be a part of the action as teams compete in heats and sessions, culminating in the thrilling finals on 27 October.

The final programme is yet to come. 

Competition - Disciplines and Tasks

Pilot plays BCI

Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Race

BCIs have a wide range of potential applications in daily life, from operating a computer menu to communications and controlling an assistive device, such as a robotic arm or a wheelchair.

The BCI race takes place in the BCI game, i.e., a digitally animated scenario (computer game) in which the pilots must solve tasks by sending the appropriate commands at the right time.
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CYBATHLON FES Bike Race in 2020 | © CYBATHLON

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Bike Race

Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a technology that uses electrical pulses to stimulate skeletal muscles that are paralysed due to an injury to the central nervous system. Regular FES cycling exercise after a SCI has been shown to lead to beneficial physiological adaptations such as improvements in bone density, an increase in muscle mass, and improved cardiovascular and respiratory fitness. Besides the application of FES cycling in rehabilitation, it can be of high recreational value to people with SCI.
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Prosthetic arm pilot does a task

Arm Prosthesis Race

A limb difference at the level of the forearm or above may lead to significant challenges when interacting with the physical environment. While many of the latest anthropomorphic hand prostheses provide a wide variety of grip patterns, their use and range of functions are often not fully satisfying for their users. The devices still lack some of the fundamental functionalities of a human hand such as wrist flexion and extension or the control of individual fingers.
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CYBATHLON Challenges 2023 Leg Prosthesis Race | © CYBATHLON

Leg Prosthesis Race

Leg prostheses which mimic and enable the natural function of the human legs bear the potential to optimally support their users. Leg prostheses that can be controlled intuitively and allow for symmetric gait led to better device acceptance by increasing the satisfaction of their users.
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CYBATHLON Challenges Exoskeleton Race 2022 | © CYBATHLON

Exoskeleton Race

Robotic exoskeletons are devices that enable paraplegic individuals to stand upright, walk, or climb and descend stairs. Even though robotic exoskeletons for paraplegics have been in development since the late 1960s and early 1970s, the technology has not matured to a point where the devices are accepted by the end-users.
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CYBATHLON Challenges 2023 Wheelchair Race | © CYBATHLON

Wheelchair Race

People with a severe walking disability who uses a powered wheelchair for personal mobility are often confronted with challenges when interacting with their physical environment. Single steps, flights of stairs, or uneven terrain can pose significant obstacles. Depending on a user’s function of the trunk and arms it can also be very arduous to open/close a door or to pick up an object from the ground. Users often must rely on the help of a third person to overcome such situations.
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CYBATHLON Challenges 2023 Assistance Robot Race | © CYBATHLON

Assistance Robot Race

People with severe motor impairments or missing limbs to both the upper and the lower extremities have limited autonomy when interacting with their physical environment resulting from their disability. Tasks such as shopping for groceries independently, eating and drinking, personal hygiene, or dishwashing are just a few examples in which these people might depend on a care person.
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Vision Assistance Race during the CYBATHLON Challenges on 2 February 2024 in Zurich, Switzerland | © CYBATHLON / Alessandro Della Bella

Vision Assistance Race

People with severe impairment or complete loss of vision lack environmental information compromising their autonomy in completing many activities of daily living across multiple domains. Assistive devices such as smart vision assistants are designed to provide information about the environment by rendering the information to other available senses, such as touch or hearing. While there is a wide range of vision aids available on the market using a variety of approaches, their functions are usually restricted to specific domains or are impractical to use and therefore do not satisfy the user’s needs.
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Become Part of CYBATHLON 2024

Man turns lamp with prosthesis

Become a Partner of the CYBATHLON 2024

CYBATHLON provides a unique platform to promote research and development in the field of assistive technology for everyday use and to promote dialogue with the public about the inclusion of people with disabilities in everyday life.
CYBATHLON is looking for partners who will support the platform on the Road to 2024 and join in working for a world without barriers.
Are you interested? We look forward to hearing from you
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