Cybathlon, a Swiss-hosted Olympics for bionic athletes, will be held in October 2016.The Cybathlon is a championship for racing pilots with disabilities (i.e. parathletes) who are using advanced assistive devices including robotic technologies, explains the event’s website.
There will be numerous competitions for a broad selection of disciplines that will allow those with powered knee prostheses, wearable arm prostheses, powered exoskeletons, powered wheelchairs, electrically stimulated muscles and novel brain-computer interfaces to take part.
Many different forms of assistive devices will be accepted, including little-known prototypes from research labs as well as familiar commercial products. Each competition will award two medals — one for the pilot and one for the individual(s) responsible for providing the device.
The above story is based on materials provided by Wired, Nicholas Tufnell.