The current episode of the ETH Podcast is dedicated to the Cybathlon, a competition for people with physical disabilities. We have spoken with two project contributors.
Sometimes it only takes a few seconds to separate life into a before and an after. Joachim Schoss talks about such a moment when he had a horrible motorcycle accident. He lost his arm and shoulder as well as a part of his leg 18 years ago. Joachim is the president of Myhandycap, a Foundation for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, and he is also an ambassador of the Cybathlon. ETH-Robotics Professor Robert Riener joins the Cybathlon-Episode of the ETH-Podcast and talks about how he came up with the idea of a competition for people with physical disabilities and how the competition fuels scientific progress.