Cybathlon: Battle of the bionic athletes



Bionic arms, robotic legs, powered exoskeletons, brain-controlled computer interfaces and supercharged wheelchairs - all took centre stage to compete at this weekend's Cybathlon.
Dubbed as the world's first "bionic Olympics", you might assume this to be a mini-Paralympics with some cutting-edge technology added to the mix.
But the focus of the event was less about athletics - and you could argue, less about competition - and more about what the future could hold for those with disabilities.
The competition was held near Zurich and saw a 4,600-strong crowd cheer on the innovation... read more

 
10 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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