The first Olympic Games for people cyborgs will pass in the autumn of 2016 in Switzerland. In competitions it is authorized not only to apply exoskeletons and bionic artificial limbs, but also to operate avatars via neurocomputer interfaces.
Kibatlon (Cybathlon) will accept the Swiss National center of robototekhnichesky researches (Swiss National Competence Center of Research) which hopes in such a way to involve interest to the technologies allocating the person with superabilities, the British service BBC transfers.
Competitions to use of the chelovekomashinny interface are calculated on completely paralysed people. It is supposed that they will operate the avatars through a helmet connecting a brain to computer system. In addition there are offsets for athletes with the fitted a prosthesis extremities, in wheelchairs, and also dressed in exoskeletons.
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In Kibatlon it is authorized to apply not only commercially available products, but also the prototypes developed by research laboratories. Will award two medals: one for the athlete, another for the equipment company developer.
Bionic extremities and exoskeletons are continuously improved, doing movements of the owners visually by even more realistic.
Organizers of action hope to push developers to creation of available auxiliary devices which could be used freely needing an everyday life. Kibatlon’s other purpose consists in holding sports competitions for people who never had such possibility. Unlike Paralympic games here it is authorized to apply cybertechnologies.