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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 now open. Please follow the registration tab.

Cybathlon News

29.07.2016

Cybathlon experts headed to Rio

If, like us, you’ve been watching the announcements of the teams for the Rio Paralympics closely, you might have spotted some familiar names and faces. Three of our experts who have been working with us to set up the Cybathlon and will be on hand during the event have been selected to represent their countries. Read more

14.07.2016

Cybathlon Pep Rally - Japan

Tokyo played host to a pep rally for the three Japanese Cybathlon teams. Read more

13.07.2016

Meet the Tech Teams: Touch Bionics

Rolanas Balcaitis is CPO at Touch Bionics and is he is head of tech support on the Cybathlon team.   Read more

Focus

20.05.2015

Bionic athletes compete in disciplines drawn from everyday life

Next year's Cybathlon will host people with physical disabilities equipped with advanced assistive devices including robotic technologies. The goal of this unique competition is to remove barriers between people with physical disabilities, researchers and the general public and to promote the development of assistive technologies that are useful for daily life. We talked to Robert Riener, the Cybathlon's main organizer and Professor of Sensory-Motor Systems at ETH. Read more 

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