Driving forward the worldwide scientific exchange and promoting the discussion about disabilities and assistive technologies.

Worldwide scientific Exchange

The CYBATHLON Series drive the worldwide scientific exchange and significantly promotes the discussion about disabilities and assistive technologies. Each CYBATHLON Series focuses on one of the CYBATHLON disciplines and is organised in cooperation with universities and other partners worldwide. Accordingly, the discipline of the respective CYBATHLON Series will also be part of the research of this university. Thus, the focus of this event will be on the latest technologies that specifically support people with disabilities in solving the tasks in this discipline.


To offer technology developers and researchers the opportunity to showcase their research and development, an integrated symposium will be organised by the hosting university as part of the CYBATHLON Series. The symposium serves as an international platform for the hosting university along with the participating teams and researchers from universities or industries around the world.

BCI pilots in competition
Researcher laughing with a pilot
Leg prosthesis pilot on uneven surface
Arm prosthesis pilot opens can
CYBATHLON Wheelchair Team cheers on victory
Inspection of a hand prosthesis
Wheelchair pilot on uneven terrain

Hosting a CYBATHLON Series

If you are willing to promote and advance your assistive technology research, then contact us and we are happy to discuss the possibility of hosting a CYBATHLON Series competition in one of the disciplines with you.

Contact the CYBATHLON Organising Committee


BCI Series in Graz 2019

The CYBATHLON BCI Series took place at the 8th Graz Brain-​Computer Interface Conference on 17 September 2019 in cooperation with the Graz University of Technology. The event followed the overarching theme of “bridging science and application”, where the teams had the possibility to present their technologies and methods to the BCI community. Six pilots from five teams represented five countries in the Brain-​Computer Interface (BCI) Race.
More about the BCI Series in Graz

Arm and Leg Prosthesis Series in Karlsruhe 2019

Together with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the CYBATHLON was a guest at REHAB from 16 to 18 May 2019 for a prostheses series. At the trade fair for rehabilitation, therapy, care and inclusion, competitions took place on two parallel race tracks, where pilots with an arm or leg prosthesis solved tasks from everyday life. In addition, KIT organized a symposium on "assistive and wearable robotics".
More about the Series in Karlsruhe

Wheelchair Series in Kawasaki 2019

The CYBATHLON Wheelchair Series took place on 5 and 6 May 2019 in Kawasaki, Japan. Supported by the Swiss Embassy, the event was hosted at Culttz Kawasaki. Five teams from Japan along with teams from Hongkong, Russia and Switzerland participated in the qualification races and the finals. They showcased their latest technology solutions to overcome the challenges in everyday life that people with disability face.
More about the Wheelchair Series in Kawasaki
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