College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

Global CYBATHLON Powered Arm Prosthesis Race

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in collaboration with Nelson Mandela University (NMU) will proudly represent South Africa in the 2020 Global CYBATHLON Championship to be hosted in Switzerland on the 13th & 14th of November 2020.

CYBATHLON is an international multi-sport event in which around 60 teams, consisting of persons with physical disabilities, from 20 countries around the globe compete against each other to complete everyday tasks using state-of-the-art technical assistance systems.
The event, organised under the umbrella of public research university, ETHZürich, also serves to advance research in the field of assistive technology and to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in everyday life.

The qualifying races will take place at the following times on Friday, 13 November:

  • Q1: 12h20
  • Q2: 12h48
  • Q3: 13h16

Qualifying Teams will go on to participate in the Finals on Saturday, 14 November

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Meet the Team and Touch Hand and see how they are preparing for the CYBATHLON 2020

The event is finished.