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Cybathlon Symposium, October 6, 2016

On October 6, 2016, two days before the Cybathlon main event, the Cybathlon Symposium will bring 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 will feature six keynotes by leading researchers and short presentations by young talents. A roundtable discussion involving end-users, patient and industry representatives and an ethics researcher will highlight opportunities and challenges in the field of assistive technology, its industrial transfer and user acceptance.

The registration for the Cybathlon Symposium 2016 is closed. We are excited to have over 320 registered participants!

The Cybathlon Symposium Booklet (including programme and abstracts) is available for download here (PDF, 4.5 MB).

Cybathlon News


A unique competition takes off

The very first Cybathlon in the world took place today. The event was completely sold out: some 4,600 visitors packed into the SWISS Arena Kloten to support the 66 teams from various countries. The pilots pitted their skills in six disciplines and demonstrated most impressively how novel technologies can assist people with disabilities in their daily life. Read more 


Breaking down the barriers in our minds

What role does technology play in equality for people with disabilities? Experts and scientists have been discussing this question in the run-up to the world’s first Cybathlon at ETH Zurich. Read more 


Congratulations to our experts!

We would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to our experts and pilot who took part in the Paralympics in Rio over the past two weeks. Read more 



Learn how to walk

At first glance, exoskeletons conjure up images of futuristic robots from science fiction films. But the exoskeleton from the ETH team VariLeg is a real-life aid that could allow people with paraplegia to walk again. Read more 

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