CYBATHLON @school

Project

Inclusion and robotics

How do you build an exoskeleton for someone with paraplegia? And who benefits from using one? The CYBATHLON @school project offers teaching modules in various subjects – all about inclusion and robotics.

Building an exoskeleton to help a person with paraplegia get up from the sofa and walk again! Just how cool is that?! But hang on a minute – does anyone with paraplegia want to walk around in a robotic suit? CYBATHLON @school seeks to make teachers, children and young people more aware of the everyday challenges faced by those with disabilities, and to help them be more included in society. Individuals with a disability have helped to develop the teaching modules and also assist in presenting them at school. The modules are aligned with curriculum 21.

During the modules, young people not only experience the psychological and physical barriers confronting a person with a disability, they must also try to overcome them. They are encouraged to look for solutions to how obstacles can be removed or aids designed, so that people with disabilities can take part independently and self-determinedly in society. The CYBATHLON @school modules do more than just convey knowledge – in the long run they encourage a rethinking, and so have a lasting effect on equality.

 

At the moment we only offer the modules in German. For more information about the different offers, please click on the link below: 

Information about different educational modules for schools (German only)

Contact

Would you like to learn more about the @school project or make a booking request? 

Contact us at:

school@cybathlon.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

Ambassadors that move

Young, full of energy and in the middle of life. But what does it look like when a disability suddenly interrupts such a high? The true story of "Hitzi", an ambassador for CYBATHLON @school, is designed to sensitise young people, children and teachers to the challenges of people with disabilities, promote inclusion and inspire future generations to choose professions in which they can support people like Hitzi.

Impressions

  • Laughing girl
  • Girl is smiling while driving in wheelchair
  • Pupils test the electrodes
  • Pupils listen to a lecture
  • Pupils doing a task
  • Children solving a task with the help of a prosthetic arm
  • Children looking at a device
  • Girl is smiling while driving in wheelchair
  • Pupils look at and test the Flexo device
  • A pupil who raises his thumb
  • girl runs with prosthetic leg
  • Primary school pupils try to master the wheelchair course

Partners

Content Partners

Benefactors

  • EDUEXO
  • MEDEL
  • Ottobock
  • Sunrise Medical
  • SwissLimbs

There’s also an article in Uplift, the magazine issued by the ETH Foundation, on the CYBATHLON @school project.

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