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#Cybathalon 2016: A Competition for #Augmented Humans | #cyborgs #health

#Cybathalon 2016: A Competition for #Augmented Humans | #cyborgs #health | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Technology is giving paralympians enhanced capabilities, and in 2016, they'll be able to take advantage of them in a brand new competition for cyborgs
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The Cybathlon is a championship for racing pilots with disabilities (i.e. parathletes) who are using advanced assistive devices including robotic technologies. The competitions are comprised by different disciplines that apply the most modern powered knee prostheses, wearable arm prostheses, powered exoskeletons, powered wheelchairs, electrically stimulated muscles and novel brain-computer interfaces. The assistive devices can include commercially available products provided by companies, but also prototypes developed by research labs. There will be two medals for each competition, one for the pilot, who is driving the device, and one for the provider of the device. The event is organized on behalf of the Swiss National Competence Center of Research in Robotics (NCCR Robotics).

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SpaceCollective - Live the lives of science fiction today :)

SpaceCollective - Live the lives of science fiction today :) | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

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Claude Emond's curator insight, February 18, 2014 9:08 AM

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