CYBATHLON 2020 - united in virtual space

4th November 2020
Robert Riener and Joachim Schoss on the cover of the ETH Podcast

The current episode of the ETH Podcast is dedicated to the CYBATHLON, a competition for people with physical disabilities. We have spoken with two project contributors.

Sometimes it only takes a few seconds to separate life into a before and an after. Joachim Schoss talks about such a moment when he had a horrible motorcycle accident. He lost his arm and shoulder as well as a part of his leg 18 years ago. Joachim is the president of Myhandicap, a Foundation for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, and he is also an ambassador of the CYBATHLON. ETH-​Robotics Professor Robert Riener joins the CYBATHLON-​Episode of the ETH-​Podcast and talks about how he came up with the idea of a competition for people with physical disabilities and how the competition fuels scientific progress.

Listen to the Podcast here.

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