Cybathlon and maxon: Ready for round two!

After the successful Cybathlon 2016, maxon decided to continue supporting the event as presenting partner for its second installment in 2020.

In the Cybathlon, people with physical disabilities compete against each other in obstacle races—supported by state-of-the-art technical assistance systems. The second installment of the event takes place in Zurich on May 2–3, 2020. The first day is for qualifiers, the second for the finals. The teams and pilots compete in six disciplines: Virtual racing using thought control, bicycle racing with electrical muscle stimulation (FES), dexterity challenge with prosthetic arms, obstacle race with prosthetic legs, obstacle race with robotic exoskeletons, obstacle race for powered wheelchairs.

The Cybathlon is hosted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH). With this event, the institute provides a platform for exchange between technology developers, people with disabilities, and the public. maxon motor again supports the event — this time as Presenting Partner.

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