About the CYBATHLON

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The CYBATHLON is a championship for pilots with disabilities who are using advanced assistive devices including robotic technologies. It took place for the first time on 8 October 2016. The competitions are comprised of different disciplines that will test the ability of pilots to navigate a series of everyday tasks while using a powered knee prosthesis, wearable arm prosthesis, powered exoskeleton, powered wheelchair, electrically stimulated muscles and novel brain-computer interfaces. The assistive devices will include commercially available products provided by companies, but also prototypes developed by research labs. There will be two medals for each competition, one for the pilot and one for the technology provider [Source: www.cybathlon.ethz.ch].

Upcoming Events

CYBATHLON Experience 2019, Lucerne: Meet the team at Swiss Handicap 2019 on 29-30 November in Lucerne, Switzerland!

CYBATHLON 2020, Zurich: HSR enhanced will participate in the Powered Wheelchair Race at CYBATHLON 2020 on 2-3 May, and we are hungry for success again!

Past Events

CYBATHLON Experience 2019, Zürich Main Station: See exciting demo races of the Swiss CYBATHLON participants on the pole vault facility of IAAF Diamond League Meeting Weltklasse Zürich. On 27 August, Powered Arm and Leg Prostheses, Powered Exoskeletons and Powered Wheelchairs will be there!

CYBATHLON Series 2019, Kawasaki: Participation in the CYBATHLON Series championship on 5 May 2019 in Kawasaki, Japan. Followed by a scientific Symposium on 6 May. The drivers behind the CYBATHLON Series is to deepen the knowledge within specific disciplines and promote scientific exchange worldwide.

CYBATHLON Experience 2018, Tokyo: HSR enhanced participates in the CYBATHLON Experience at the World Robot Summit in Tokyo from 17-21 October 2018. We are currently updating the stair climbing module of the wheelchair for this event. Do you want to support the technical development and our participation at the CYBATHLON Experience in Tokyo? Here you find more information.

CYBATHLON Experience 2018, Nottwil: HSR enhanced participated in the CYBATHLON Experience at the Rollivision fair on 23 June 2018. For our pilot Florian, it was only his second training with his new race wheelchair 'ZED evolution'. We are very proud that he solved all the obstacles presented to him flawlessly, and that he continuously improved the performance in every single run.

CYBATHLON Experience 2017, Düsseldorf:  In October 2017, HSR enhanced demonstrated their wheelchair in the CYBATHLON Experience at the RehaCare fair 2017. As HSR enhanced and its competitor Caterwil were on a very similar level, they delivered thrilling neck-to-neck races in every single run. The runs were on a consistent high level during the whole event and we are very proud of our pilot Flo who delivered once again outstanding performances every day.

CYBATHLON 2016, Zürich: HSR enhanced participated in the Powered Wheelchair race discipline at CYBATHLON 2016 on 8 October 2016. Within ten months, we developed an electrically powered race chair for our pilot Florian Hauser. Performing with this device, Florian overcame the six obstacles in the championship not only safely and accurately but also faster than all his competitors: HSR enhanced has reached the first place in the Powered Wheelchair Race of the CYBATHLON 2016. Our pilot Florian delivered an outstanding performance both in the qualification heat and in the final: Although he was not leading on the first obstacles, he managed to pass all his competitors at he final obstacle.