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In 2016, the first ever Olympic-style competition for disabled ­people using robotics-based assistive technologies took place in Zurich: Cybathlon.

CYBATHLON, a non-profit project of ETH Zurich, acts as a platform that challenges teams from all over the world to develop assistive technologies suitable for everyday use with and for people with disabilities.

Teams from around the world participated in this world first organized by ETH Zurich, which made the ­unthinkable ­possible for disabled people. EPFL’s Brain Tweakers triumphed in the Brain-Computer-Interface race, while ETH’s Scewo team participated with an electric stair-climbing wheelchair.