The main driver of CYBATHLON is a unique competition in which people with disabilities compete to complete everyday tasks using assistance systems.

Driving technology forward

The CYBATHLON Edition including an international competition, a scientific conference – the CYBATHLON Symposium – and dialogue with the public is the main driver of CYBATHLON. Teams from all over the world consisting of technology developers and pilots participate in the CYBATHLON Edition to put their technology to the test. In this unique competition, people with physical disabilities compete against each other to complete everyday tasks using state-of-the-art technical assistance systems.

SWISS Arena Kloten
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Bike Race
CYBATHLON-Helfer stellt das BCI Spiel ein und hilft dem Piloten die Kappe aufzusetzen, um das Spiel zu spielen
Pilot with exoskeleton overcomes slalom obstacle in competition
CYBATHLON pilot raises his arms during an interview and is happy
Man with prosthetic leg runs through the course and balances a plate with objects on it with his hand
Pilotin überwindet mit motorisiertem Rollstuhl Rampe am CYBATHLON 2016
Exoskeleton pilots congratulate each other on CYBATHLON 2016
Back view of a CYBATHLON pilot playing BCI
Arm prosthesis pilot solves task at the table
At the CYBATHLON 2016 prosthetic leg pilot gets up from the sofa station
View of a referee holding green and red flags. In the background you can see a pilot getting ready for the competition.
Prosthetic arm pilot is congratulated
Man opens a door with the help of a device attached to the wheelchair.
CYBATHLON pilot stacks cups with the help of a prosthetic arm
CYBATHLON wheelchair pilot does a fistbump with his teammate

The CYBATHLON Editions


ETH Zurich’s unique non-profit project continues! From 25 to 27 October 2024, the third edition of the CYBATHLON will take place in a global format. To the original six disciplines, two more are added: a race using smart visual assistive technologies and a race using assistive robots.
To the CYBATHLON 2024

CYBATHLON 2020 Global Edition

The CYBATHLON 2020 Global Edition took place on 13 and 14 November 2020 with 51 teams from 20 countries. Due to the Covid-​19 pandemic, the teams competed in different time zones and locations. The CYBATHLON 2020 Global Edition was live streamed and consisted of the teams' races, portraits, talks with experts, and much more.
To the CYBATHLON 2020 Global Edition


The first CYBATHLON Edition took place on 8 October 2016 under the umbrella of ETH Zurich in the SWISS Arena in Kloten near Zurich. 66 teams from countries all around the world competed against each other. CYBATHLON grew to be a meaningful event that interactively showcased the interplay between humans and technology.
To the CYBATHLON 2016
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