The following keynote speakers, all leading experts in one or several of the six disciplines of the Cybathlon 2016, will present their latest work at the Cybathlon Symposium. Their talks will be complemented by short talks and posters from junior researchers.
University of Pittsburgh, USA
|Advancing Wheeled Mobility and Function for People with Disabilities|
Vanderbilt University, USA
|Powered Exoskeletons and Their Emerging Promise for Providing Assistance and Therapy to Individuals with Neuromuscular Impairment|
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
|On the Design of Bionic Leg Devices:
The Science of Extreme Interface
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
|Translating Brain-Computer Interfaces to End-Users|
University of New Brunswick, Canada
|Paradigm Changes in Upper Limb Prostheses: From New Shifts in Technology to New Definitions of Success|
Case Western Reserve University, USA
|Implanted Neuroprostheses: Technical and Clinical Challenges to Enhancing Standing, Walking and Seated Posture, Balance and Mobility after Paralysis|
The following short talks were selected among the best abstracts submitted to the Cybathlon Symposium. They will highlight cutting-edge results from young international researchers, covering the six disciplines of the Cybathlon, as well as overarching themes.
|Short talk||Speaker||Title (preliminary)|
Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
VUB-CYBERLEGs Transfemoral Prosthesis
Sasha Blue Godfrey
Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy
|The SoftHand Pro-H: A Shoulder-Driven, Motor-Actuated Prosthetic Solution|
University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
|A Comparison between Control Strategies for Balancing with a Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis|
Rehabilitation institute of Chicago and Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
|Making a Case for Wearable Robotics in the Field of Rehabilitation|
University of Brasilia, Brazil
|Clinical Features and Responsiveness to Electrical Stimulation: An Exploratory Study to Find Candidates to FES Bike Race|
Graz University of Technology, Austria
|Optimized Individual Mental Tasks to Control BCIs|
University of Basel, Switzerland
|Open, Cheap, Non-Obtrusive and User-Oriented: Incorporating Ethics in Pervasive Assistive Technology|
Wakayama University, Japan
Powered Wheelchair for Cybathlon, RT-Mover Personal Mobility Type WA
We invite all participants to round off the symposium with a podium discussion on the topics of opportunities and challenges in the field of assistive technology, user acceptance, industry transfer, and financing.
Six distinguished participants from various backgrounds related to assistive technology will discuss the matters at hand:
- Pascale Bruderer, lic. phil.
- Gery Colombo, Ph.D.
- Rory A. Cooper, Ph.D.
- Kelly James, P.Eng.
- Robert Riener, Ph.D.
- Alan Winfield, Ph.D.
Janine Geigele will moderate the discussion. She will also moderate the Cybathlon.