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The Cybathlon promotes the development of assistive technology for people with physical disabilities

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, May 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#17 of 705)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (86th percentile)

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1 blog
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2 tweeters

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Title
The Cybathlon promotes the development of assistive technology for people with physical disabilities
Published in
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, May 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12984-016-0157-2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Robert Riener

Abstract

The Cybathlon is a new kind of championship, where people with physical disabilities compete against each other at tasks of daily life, with the aid of advanced assistive devices including robotic technologies. The first championship will take place at the Swiss Arena Kloten, Zurich, on 8 October 2016. Six disciplines are part of the competition comprising races with powered leg prostheses, powered arm prostheses, functional electrical stimulation driven bikes, powered wheelchairs, powered exoskeletons and brain-computer interfaces. This commentary describes the six disciplines and explains the current technological deficiencies that have to be addressed by the competing teams. These deficiencies at present often lead to disappointment or even rejection of some of the related technologies in daily applications. The Cybathlon aims to promote the development of useful technologies that facilitate the lives of people with disabilities. In the long run, the developed devices should become affordable and functional for all relevant activities in daily life.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 141 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 23%
Student > Master 30 21%
Student > Bachelor 20 14%
Researcher 13 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 16 11%
Unknown 22 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 61 43%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 6%
Sports and Recreations 7 5%
Computer Science 5 3%
Other 22 15%
Unknown 25 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 March 2018.
All research outputs
#533,448
of 12,662,564 outputs
Outputs from Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
#17
of 705 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#18,114
of 264,237 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
#2
of 15 outputs
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