Credits: Takao Ochi/Kanpara Press

CYBATHLON Exhibition at Science Museum

The Science Museum in Tokyo is holding an exhibition on CYBATHLON to share impressions of the global competition held last year, where also several Japanese Teams participated.

CYBATHLON is a unique international competition for people with disabilities utilizing advanced-technology assistive devices which was initiated by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich).

Last year, in the fall of 2020, the second edition of the CYBATHLON was organized globally and in a new format due to the pandemic situation. The competition was transformed into an online version, where each team competes at their location and transmits videos of their race under the supervision of the organizers. The competition also had Japanese participants many of which competed from the Tokyo hub set up at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

Photographer Takao Ochi was present at the Tokyo Hub Venue during last year’s competition and is sharing the impressions of the event through a photo exhibition at Science Museum from August 13 to September 7. Furthermore, from August 24 to September 7, wheelchairs engineered by researchers and tested by Pilots for the competition from Keio University and Chiba Institute of Technology will be exhibited, too.
Come visit the Science Museum and get inspired by their technologies and get impressions of the competition last year. Reservation is required to enter the Science Museum.

Dates & Time: August 13- September 7

Where: 5th floor at Science Museum (Please reserve your entry to the Science Museum)

Science Museum

Opening hours: 10:00 – 16:30

 Reservation needed

The Science Museum is located in Kitanomaru Park, adjacent to the Imperial Palace in the heart of Tokyo, and surrounded by abundant foliage.

With the concept that “science can be experienced here” the Museum boasts a wide range of interactive exhibits and experimental programs that far outnumber those to be found in any other science-related museum. It is possible for children and the whole family to learn about Japanese science and industrial technology while having an enjoyable time.

Furthermore, the museum develops experimental programs with the objective of explaining to children the science and technology that form the basis of innovation and cutting-edge technologies in an easily understood manner, thereby attempting to improve scientific literacy.

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