Cybathlon: A new type of competition for people with disabilities -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Cybathlon: A new type of competition for people with disabilities

Interview with Prof. Robert Riener Head of Department of Health Sciences and Technology, Director of Sensory-Motor Systems Lab, IRIS, ETH Zurich

07/01/2016

Photo: Smiling man with short grey-black hair - Prof. Robert Riener; Copyright: ETH Zurich/Alessandro Della Bella

Prof. Robert Riener; ©ETH Zurich/Alessandro Della Bella

Cybathlon-Testlauf - Bildergalerie

Photo: two recumbent bicycle bikers
In the FES discipline, pilots with complete spinal cord injuries take part in a bike race with the help of functional electrical stimulation.
Photo: man with arm prostheses takes a colored ball
Agility course with motorised arm prostheses: the muscle activity in the arm is detected and converted into the corresponding movement in the prosthesis. The various challenges are designed to resemble daily tasks as closely as possible.
Photo: man with arm prostheses hangs up papers with clothes pins
Agility course with motorised arm prostheses: the muscle activity in the arm is detected and converted into the corresponding movement in the prosthesis. The various challenges are designed to resemble daily tasks as closely as possible.
Photo: man with electrodes at his head sits in front of a computer
Virtual brain-computer interface race: BCI involves detecting and then converting brainwaves into control signals, making it possible for participants to use their thoughts to control an avatar in a computer game.
Photo: man with leg prosthesis takes an obstacle course
Obstacle course with motorised leg prostheses. Controlling motorised prostheses is difficult: the wearer's intended movements must be correctly conveyed to the leg prosthesis.
Photo: man with an electric wheelchair drives through a obstacle course
Obstacle course with motorised leg prostheses: Controlling motorised prostheses is difficult: the wearer's intended movements must be correctly conveyed to the leg prosthesis.
Photo: man drives with his wheelchair with caterpillar-like device upstairs
This wheelchair can climb stairs thanks to a caterpillar-like device.