Advances and challenges in the user evaluation and application of robotic assistive technologies: Insights from the first Cybathlon
Edited by: Olivier Lambercy and Roger Gassert
An article collection in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.
In October 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland, the first CYBATHLON brought together international teams of pilots with disabilities, researchers, technology developers and clinicians to compete in six disciplines using advanced assistive technologies. This unique championship highlighted the potential and challenges of current assistive technologies, and provided a novel basis for technology benchmarking. Two days earlier, the scientific community gathered at the CYBATHLON Symposium to present the latest research, and discuss critical aspects of assistive technology development and use.