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e-OPRA Arm Prostehesis Race during the Challenges 2023 | © ETH Zurich / CYBATHLON

CYBATHLON Challenges 2023 Highlights

Our 15 teams brought incredible innovations in assistive technology to the CYBATHLON March Challenges. Whether they were new to CYBATHLON or have been competing for years, they showed us the best of inclusive design.

Missing the action? Here are some highlights to help you relive the event.

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Do you conduct research and develop assistive technology such as exoskeletons, intelligent white canes for the blind, powered wheelchairs or prosthetic legs? Do you work with brain-computer interfaces or functional electrical muscle stimulation? Or do you wear a prosthesis yourself? Would you like to contribute to the inclusion of people with disabilities and work towards a world without barriers? Then become part of CYBATHLON now!

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Featured Team: BFH-CybaTrike

The team from Bern University of Applied Sciences will participate in the Functional Electrical Stimulation Bike Race (FES) for the third time. The team’s goal is to develop a bike that makes it possible for paraplegics to go on bike tours. This low-cost bike is easy to use and has a stimulation system so that users can cycle for several hours.

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Featured Discipline: Functional Electrical Stimulation Bike Race

Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a technology that uses electrical pulses to excite muscles that are paralysed due to a central nervous system injury. Regular FES cycling exercise after spinal cord injuries (SCI) has been proven to lead to positive physiological improvement, such as improvements in bone density, increase in muscle mass, as well as improved cardiovascular and respiratory fitness. 

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Latest News: Visual Impairment, Assistance Technologies and CYBATHLON Vision Assistance Race

With our new discipline – Vision Assistance Race, CYBATHLON aims to push research in the field of visual aid because the technologies involved have the potential to improve the quality of life and autonomy of people with vision impairment.

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Mahidol BCI team in Thailand participating CYBATHLON BCI race from their home hub. | © CYBATHLON

Latest News: Where are we with brain-computer interfaces?

Your brain is crackling with the activity generated by roughly 100 billion neurons and their connections. Scientists are harnessing that power, building brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) that act as a bridge between the brain and assistive devices. As the technology for brain-computer interfaces between people and assistive devices continue to advance, we talked to two BCI experts from Technische Universität Graz and the University of Vienna to understand what the current challenges and exciting new developments are in this field.

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New Video: Seeing Through Another's Eyes - The different types of sight impairment

Artificial intelligence, augmented reality and GPS are making everyday tasks easier for people with vision loss. But with 295 million people living with moderate to severe visual impairments worldwide, we want to accelerate development. Do you have a vision for the next generation of assistive technology?

Vision Assistance Race


CYBATHLON Arm Prosthesis Race during the Challenges 2022 | © CYBATHLON
CYBATHLONChallenges March 2023
20th March 2023

The CYBATHLON Challenges March 2023: Schedule and Races

On Wednesday, 29 March 2023, fifteen teams will test their assistance technologies throughout the five disciplines listed for the CYBATHLON Challenges 2023.

Student Kyle Briggs, the Arm2u team carrier, using the prosthesis in one of the tests at the Cybathlon Challenge in Switzerland in May 2022 | © Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
CYBATHLONChallenges March 2023
2nd March 2023

Engineering students from the UPC create a 3D-printed functional robotic arm

The Arm2u team from the UPC’s ETSEIB, has designed and manufactured using 3D printing technology a customisable transradial prosthesis that responds to the user’s nerve impulses.

16th February 2023

Visual Impairment, Assistance Technologies and CYBATHLON Vision Assistance Race

Through Vision Assistance Race, CYBATHLON aims to push research in the field of visual aid.

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