April 24, 2014: The first Cybathlon will be held in Switzerland in October 2016. It is a competition for athletes equipped with bionic devices (robotized prosthetic legs and arms, motorized wheelchairs, exoskeletons, bikes using electrical muscle stimulation and brain-computer interface races). This competition helps raise public awareness on the evolution of work on robotic assistive technology and strengthens exchanges between research teams. Michel Fornasier will be one of the presenters of the Cybathlon. He has a bionic hand prosthesis and demonstrates one of the Cybathlon disciplines for the media. It took Michel more than a year to master the use of his bionic hand. [ + ] [ - ]
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