CYBATHLON – MOVING PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGY
The CYBATHLON is a unique championship in which people with physical disabilities compete against each other to complete everyday tasks using state-of-the-art technical assistance systems.
Hanging out washing, getting up from the sofa or climbing stairs – the race courses at the CYBATHLON are designed to represent everyday activities in order to demonstrate just how well a particular device assists the user. Technology providers (from universities or industry) work hand-in-hand with pilots (people with disabilities) right from the development phase.
The teams can compete in six different disciplines to present and test their latest robotic technology: Brain-Computer Interface (BCI), Functional Electrical Stimulation Bike Race, Powered Arm Prosthesis Race, Powered Leg Prosthesis Race, Powered Exoskeleton Race, Powered Wheelchair Race.
CYBATHLON – MORE THAN A COMPETITION
Besides the actual competition, the CYBATHLON offers a platform to drive forward research on assistance systems for everyday use, and to promote dialogue with the public. Technology developers should have the opportunity to exchange ideas and collaborate closely with people with physical disabilities as they develop their devices.
The next CYBATHLON will take place on 2 and 3 May 2020 at the SWISS Arena in Kloten, Zurich.