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World’s first bionic Olympics in Switzerland next month

September 17, 2016

A technology-based Olympics is to be held on 8 October in Switzerland. It is being promoted as the Bionic Olympics and participants will use robotic exoskeletons, electronic arms, powered wheelchairs and other technologies.

It will be the first ever Cybathlon event in the world and will show how people with disabilities can be helped in day to day life with technology.

Around 50 teams will take part in the disability sports which will include events like slicing bread, going upstairs and putting out the washing to dry.

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