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a photo from a CYBATHLON event | © CYBATHLON

CYBATHLON Lectures 2023

We are excited to announce the launch of the CYBATHLON Lecture Series and cordially invite you to register and attend the lectures. The first lecture takes place on 21 September 2023 with a lecture by Professor Christian Bermes on “How and Why to Succeed at CYBATHLON”, subsequently followed by four lectures.

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ROB Race CYBATHLON Challenges 2023 | © CYBATHLON

Challenges February 2024

For the third time, ETH Zurich’s non-profit project, CYBATHLON, is holding competitions for people with disabilities at several locations simultaneously. International teams of researchers and developers can register in disciplines until September 30, 2023, for the CYBATHLON Challenges on Friday, 2 February 2024.

More info on the Challenges


Brain-Computer Interface: How Much Can You Control with Your Mind?

What will our brain-computer interface teams face in CYBATHLON 2024? Our new brain-computer interface (BCI) game will put teams to the test, with more complex and real-world scenarios. 

Brain-Computer Interface Race

Team Registration for CYBATHLON 2024

Do you conduct research and develop assistive technology such as exoskeletons, intelligent white canes for the blind, powered wheelchairs or prosthetic legs? Do you work with brain-computer interfaces or functional electrical muscle stimulation? Or do you wear a prosthesis yourself? Would you like to contribute to the inclusion of people with disabilities and work towards a world without barriers? Then become part of CYBATHLON now!

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Featured Content

Featured Team: Sight Guide

Team Sight Guide started with Professor Alireza Darvishy (ZHAW), himself affected by vision loss, and his ambitious plan to form a team for the CYBATHLON 2024 Vision Assistance Race. The team was born, an alliance of three leading research institutions in the canton of Zurich, the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich.

Their vision is to make a valuable impact on new technologies for assistance systems with innovative solutions, always in direct collaboration with blind or visually impaired people during development.

More info about the team
Vision Assistance Race Challenges March 2023 | © CYBATHLON

Featured Discipline: Vision Assistance Race

People with severe vision impairments face challenges in daily life, affecting their independence and well-being. Vision problems not only reduce the quality of life but also limit job opportunities and increase the risk of accidents. Tasks like choosing matching clothes or finding items in a store become difficult, and unexpected obstacles on daily commutes can be dangerous. Unfamiliar or dynamic environments are particularly challenging.

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Latest News: Visual Impairment, Assistance Technologies and CYBATHLON Vision Assistance Race

With our new discipline – Vision Assistance Race, CYBATHLON aims to push research in the field of visual aid because the technologies involved have the potential to improve the quality of life and autonomy of people with vision impairment.

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Mahidol BCI team in Thailand participating CYBATHLON BCI race from their home hub. | © CYBATHLON

Latest News: Where are we with brain-computer interfaces?

Your brain is crackling with the activity generated by roughly 100 billion neurons and their connections. Scientists are harnessing that power, building brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) that act as a bridge between the brain and assistive devices. As the technology for brain-computer interfaces between people and assistive devices continue to advance, we talked to two BCI experts from Technische Universität Graz and the University of Vienna to understand what the current challenges and exciting new developments are in this field.

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New Video: How and Why to Succeed at CYBATHLON 

Winning a CYBATHLON competition means several things: Your technology is great, your pilot is awesome, the team’s huge effort paid off, a lot of fun, shared emotions, and a next step towards a world without barriers. In this CYBATHLON lecture, Prof. Bermes provides insights into how their university and their team approached the CYBATHLON competition.

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Showing visitors around the exhibition (Dominic Büttner) | © ETH Zurich / CYBATHLON
14th July 2023

ETH Zurich / CYBATHLON Inclusive Design at Milano Design Week 2023

“This is one of the best exhibitions I have seen this year” is what we heard often from the many visitors at the Milano Design Week 2023.

CYBATHLON Challenges 2023 Assistance Robot Race | © CYBATHLON
27th June 2023

The CYBATHLON 2024 Teams and Their Pilots

CYBATHLON 2024 is almost at hand and the whole attention will be on our main players – the teams and their pilots. Here, we highlight several of our teams and their pilots today since they will be showcasing cutting-edge assistive technologies.

ROB Race CYBATHLON Challenges 2023 | © CYBATHLON
CYBATHLONChallenges February 2024
22nd June 2023

CYBATHLON Challenges 2024

The CYBATHLON Challenges offer development teams the opportunity to involve people with disabilities in their development process from the very beginning and to test their assistance systems in a competitive situation.


  • CYBATHLON Stadium | © CYBATHLON / ETH Zurich
  • CYBATHLON Challenges Arm Race 2022 | © CYBATHLON
  • Project March - a cybathlon exoskeleton team | © CYBATHLON
  • Pilot with exoskeleton overcomes slalom obstacle in competition
  • CYBATHLON Challenges Vision Assistance Race 2023 | © CYBATHLON
  • 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
  • CYBATHLON Vision Assistance Race team Sight Guide | © CYBATHLON
  • CYBATHLON Challenges Assistance Robot Race 2023 | © CYBATHLON
  • CYBATHLON Challenges Leg Prosthesis Race 2023 | © CYBATHLON
  • CYBATHLON Challenges 2023 Wheelchair Race | © CYBATHLON
  • CYBATHLON Challenges Exoskeleton Race 2022 | © CYBATHLON
  • Mahidol BCI team in Thailand participating CYBATHLON BCI race from their home hub. | © CYBATHLON
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