The CYBATHLON Symposium brings together leading experts and young researchers to present and discuss current technological advances in assistance systems in the disciplines of CYBATHLON.
CYBATHLON Symposium 2020
The Symposium was a great success: It highlighted the newest technical developments in the disciplines of the CYBATHLON and illustrated the benefits and challenges of user-centered design and evaluation of assistive technology. The positive impact of the CYBATHLON 2016 in promoting the involvement of users was clearly visible. The CYBATHLON Symposium 2020 was supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
You can watch the live stream of the CYBATHLON Symposium 2020 here.
Click on the items in the programme to watch the corresponding part of the live stream.
- Welcome address, including a welcome message by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (Prof. Heini Murer)
- Keynote: Amit Goffer, Ph.D. (UPnRIDE Robotics Ltd., Israel)
Upright Rolling with a Robotic Power Wheelchair
- Short Talk: Diego Paez-Granados (EPFL, Switzerland)
Materializing personal standing mobility from design to shared control
- Keynote: Vance Bergeron, PhD (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France)
Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling: an Electrifying Sport
- Short Talk: Sebastian Tobler (Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
Recumbent trike with epidural electrical stimulation
- Keynote: Robert Griffin, Ph.D. (Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA)
A decade of IHMC’s powered exoskeleton research and development
- Short Talk: Giada Devittori (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Gait analysis of ambulation on even and uneven ground with a stiff or compliant exoskeleton
- Short Talk: Jemina Fasola (EPFL, Switzerland)
Adaptation of postural strategies during standing in a locked-ankle passive exoskeleton
- Opening Day 2, including a welcome message by Roland Sigrist
- Keynote: Cuntai Guan, Ph.D. (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Brain-Computer Interface for Brain Function Recovery in Stroke Rehabilitation (not public)
- Short Talk: Xiaoxi Wei (Imperial College London, UK)
EEG BCI decoding with deep transfer learning to reduce user training time
- Keynote: Antonio Bicchi, Ph.D. (Italian Institute of Technology & University of Pisa, Italy)
From Collaborative Robotics to Prosthetics and Rehab: How Soft Tech is Changing the Game
- Short Talk: Nathanaël Jarrassé (Sorbonne University, France)
Movement-based control of multiple degrees of freedom for upper-limb prostheses
- Interactive Poster Session (interaction in individual zoom rooms and via Twitter)
- Keynote: Helen Huang, Ph.D. (North Carolina State U & U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
Neural Control of Robotic Prostheses
- Short Talk: Joost Geeroms (Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium)
Development of the CYBERLEGs X-Leg: Lessons from active prosthetics research
- Short Talk: Marcello Ienca (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Ethical design in rehabilitation engineering and health technology: moving from theory to practice
- Closing Words
- Powered Arm Prosthesis Race: Antonio Bicchi, PhD, Italian Institute of Technology & University of Pisa, Italy, Talk on YouTube
- Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Race: Cuntai Guan, PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (not public)
- Powered Exoskeleton Race: Robert Griffin, PHD, Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA, Talk on YouTube
- Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Bike Race: Vance Bergeron, PhD, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France, Talk on YouTube
- Powered Leg Prosthesis Race: Helen Huang, PhD, North Carolina State University & University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, Talk on YouTube
- Powered Wheelchair Race: Amit Goffer, PhD, UPnRIDE Robotics Ltd., Israel, Talk on YouTube
"Promoting the provision and acceptance of assistive technologies"
Watch the podium discussion on YouTube.
- Armin Curt, Professor of Paraplegiology at the University of Zurich and Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Balgrist University Hospital
- Amit Goffer, President and CTO of UPnRIDE Robotics; founder of ReWalk Robotics
- Chapal Khasnabis, Access to Assistive Technology and Medical Devices Unit, World Health Organisation
- Robert Riener, Professor of Sensory-Motor Systems at ETH Zurich and Balgrist University Hospital; inventor and initiator of the CYBATHLON
- Franziska Ryser, member of the Swiss National Council; doctoral student at ETH Zurich
- Effy Vayena, Professor of Bioethics at ETH Zurich
Moderated by Miriam Daepp, Communications & PR Manager of the ETH Competence Center in Rehabilitation Engineering and Science (RESC).
The CYBATHLON Symposium 2020 included a poster session in all six CYBATHLON disciplines. The posters from the twitter session can be found here.
CYBATHLON Symposium 2016
The scientific symposium featured six keynotes by leading researchers, eight short presentations by young talents as well as 49 posters/demos. A roundtable discussion involving end-users, patients and industry representatives and an ethics researcher highlighted opportunities and challenges in the field of assistive technology, its industrial transfer and user acceptance.
- Powered Arm Prosthesis Race: Jon Sensinger, PhD, U New Brunswick
- Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Race: José del R. Millán, PhD, EPFL
- Powered Exoskeleton Race: Michael Goldfarb, PhD, Vanderbilt U
- Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Bike Race: Ronald J. Triolo, PhD, Case Western U
- Powered Leg Prosthesis Race: Hugh Herr, PhD, MIT
- Powered Wheelchair Race: Rory A. Cooper, PhD, U Pittsburgh
- Prof. Roger Gassert, Co-Chair
- Dr. Olivier Lambercy, Co-Chair
- Ann Van der Aa, Event Operations
- Maya Kamber, Symposium Secretariat
- Stefan Schneller, Graphical Design and Layout
- Eddy Sloof, Technical Support
- Bruno Staiano, Website
- Luka Wartmann, Technical Support
Rehabilitation Engineering Lab
CYBATHLON Symposium Office
BAA Lengghalde 5
Phone: +41 44 510 72 34