Questions & Answers
CYBATHLON 2021 - 2024
Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions by team members
- Does my team need to be registered for the main event, the CYBATHLON 2024, to participate in the Challenges?
No, this is not a requirement
Teams can register and participate in the CYBATHLON Challenges regardless of their participation in the CYBATHLON 2024.
The CYBATHLON Challenges offer development teams the opportunity to involve people with disabilities in their development process from the beginning and test their assistance systems in a competitive situation, with the goal of helping them prepare for participation in the CYBATHLON 2024.
- Can I register my team although I do not have a confirmed pilot yet?
Yes, you can
You can submit your team registration and secure your starting slot even if you don't have a confirmed pilot yet.
You should start the process of the pilot selection as early as possible to involve them in your team and the development process from the beginning.
In any case, teams must meet the deadlines for the medical check (written Medcheck 1 and remote MedCheck 2) for participation in the CYBATHLON Challenges.
- Can I register my team although I do not have a functional prototyp yet?
Yes, you can
You can submit your team registration and secure your starting slot even if you don't have a functional prototyp of your device yet.
The CYBATHLON organisers may request a virtual call with your team to gain more information about your project/technology and the status.
In any case, teams must meet the deadlines for the technical check (written TecCheck 1 and remote TecCheck 2) for participation in the CYBATHLON Challenge.
- Can I register a backup pilot?
Yes, that is possible
You can also register a backup pilot who takes the role of the pilot if the (primary) pilot drops out or withdraws from participation.
For the registration of a backup pilot, the same conditions apply as for the main pilot.
- Can register a team for more than one discipline?
Yes, that is possible
You can register a team for more than one discipline. In this case, please register each team separately per discipline and then for the event. Each team needs a unique team name (e.g. you can append the discipline abbreviations to your team name or add numbers, myTeam 1, myTeam 2...).
Competition and Infrastructure
- How do I get access to download the files of the 3D models of the competition tasks?
Via Team Dashobard
Registered teams can find a summary of all official documents and files for download in their team dashboard (log in to your team dashboard and click on the blue "Official documents and files" button).
- What do I do if competition infrastructure material that I need to buy for my competition site is not available in my country?
Write us an email
If an item of the material list is not availabe in your country, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the items. We will contact you to discuss alternatives (e.g. 3D printing of material).
- What is happening at the Rehearsal day?
The rehearsal day helps all of us to test the steps necessary for a smooth competition and production process. Please note that your pilot does not have to be present on the rehearsal day. Any team member can act as the pilot on this day.
- Can I include branding of my team partners and sponsors at my local venue?
Yes, that is allowed
Teams are allowed to include branding of team partners, i.e. sponsors supporting the team or the local organisation at the venue, but only beyond (outside) the racetracks. CYBATHLON provides material for branding the race infrastructure (partners of CYBATHLON, CYBATHLON branding) that the teams are obliged to attach. It is not allowed to place other branding on the race infrastructure or on the racetracks.
Teams are allowed to place branding on the device or clothes.
In any context of the event, it is not allowed to place branding of sponsors of industries such as tobacco, alcohol, eroticism, weapons, or military. In case of doubt, please contact the CYBATHLON organisers.
- Do I need to look for a Referee and a Timekeeper at my team hub by myself?
No, we will do it together
The recruiting of the CYBATHLON officials for a Team Hub is organised together, by CYBATHLON and the Team Hub. Without local CYBATHLON, the competition cannot be done. The education of the referees and scorer is done by CYBATHLON.
- What are the CYBATHLON Challenges?
CYBATHLON Challenges are a new competition format on the Road to 2024 to give the teams and their pilots the opportunity to test their devices, to showcase their developments, and to gauge their performance against that of other teams.
The competition format of the CYBATHLON Challenges is very compact and straight forward: a limited number of teams, one task from the Races and Rules of the CYBATHLON 2024 in selected disciplines and each participating team has one attempt to solve the task.