Technological advancements continue to make life easier for people with disabilities. In an effort to draw attention to these technologies, The Swiss National Competence Center of Research will host a “Cybathlon”--a championship for “robot-assisted parathletes”--in October of 2016.
The competition will feature races for powered wheelchairs, exoskeletons, arm and leg prosthetics, and muscle stimulation bicycles. There will even be brain-computer interface race designed for those paralyzed from the neck down, in which they'll use a headset to control and race an avatar on a computer screen.
Want to attend? Ticket sales start in early 2016.