On October 6, 2016, two days before the first Cybathlon, the Cybathlon Symposium brought together leading experts and young researchers to present and discuss recent technological advances within the six disciplines of the Cybathlon:
- Brain-Computer Interfaces
- Functional Electrical Stimulation
- Powered Arm Prosthetics
- Powered Leg Prosthetics
- Powered Exoskeletons
- Powered Wheelchairs
This scientific symposium featured six keynotes by leading researchers, eight short presentations by young talents as well as 49 posters/demos. A roundtable discussion involving end-users, patient and industry representatives and an ethics researcher highlighted opportunities and challenges in the field of assistive technology, its industrial transfer and user acceptance.
We thank all of the speakers, presenters, podium panelists and the over 300 particpants for an inspiring symposium! The Cybathlon Symposium Booklet is available for download here (PDF, 4.5 MB), and impressions from the event can be found here.