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ETH Zurich (CH)

Cybathlon is a project by ETH Zurich to promote an exchange between people with disabilities, technology providers and the public in order to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people with disabilities. The goal of the Cybathlon is to promote the development of assistive technologies that are useful for everyday life.

The first Cybathlon was successfully launched in 2016 as an international event in which people with disabilities or physical weakness use advanced assistive devices, including robotic technologies, to compete against each other. Sixty-six pilots assisted by 400 team members in 56 teams from 25 nations, participated in six different disciplines. One discipline is the Brain-Computer Interface Race, where an avatar in a computer game is controlled purely by brain waves. Can you do it as well?


Project: CYBATHLON / ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Inventor and initiator: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Riener

BCI Game: BrainRunners, developed for the BCI Race of the Cybathlon 2016 in cooperation with ETH Zurich and Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Switzerland