Offering a platform for the interactive exchange between people with disabilities and the public.
Platform for interactive Exchange
The goal of the CYBATHLON Experiences is to bring assistive technologies closer to the public and enable visitors to gain deeper insights into the advantages and limitations of the technologies for people with disabilities. The format aims to promote the interaction with the public at fairs, conferences or festivals.
Various presentation options
A CYBATHLON Experience can include demo races with a limited number of pilots, hands-on demos, pilots presenting their developments and experiences at booths and panel discussions. Furthermore, novel disciplines can be introduced such as freestyle art shows (e.g. dance, play a music instrument, draw or paint with robotic support) or race in different conditions (e.g. outdoor or off-road).
Demo Races allow teams to promote their technology and their achievements to a broad public by competing against other teams within an exhibition, fair or other public event.
Demo Races focus on the performance in front of the public. Thus, they can be differently defined for each competition. They can include tasks of the original CYBATHLON races or new tasks, depending on the requirements and aim of the championship.
The CYBATHLON Organising Committee will define the rules in cooperation with the local organiser. That means, that races can be repeated several times at an event with the same pilots or teams.
Hands-on demos were developed in order to convey the idea behind the CYBATHLON to the public. Guests have the opportunity to get to know modern assistive technology up close and to develop a feeling for the limits and possibilities of such systems.
The different demonstrations are based on the six disciplines of the CYBATHLON and will be supported by our partner PluSport, the umbrella organisation for disability sports in Switzerland, and the CYBATHLON organisers.