In two days, the Cybathlon 2020 takes place. Due to the pandemic, it was postponed several times from its original date in May. And all of us can join, too!

Instead of holding the competitions in the Swiss Arena in Kloten like last time, due to the circumstances there will be a virtual format this time: the teams from all over the world will complete and film the competitions "at home" under...

At the Community, we love to hear your stories! Recently, we learnt from the wife of a patient from the Swiss Paraplegic Centre about their exciting project: a YouTube channel called "Rolling Ever After with Nick & Anthi".

Nick and Anthi from Greece started the YouTube channel in May this year to document their journey as an interabled couple. Usually every Friday, they share a new video...

The Neflix documentary "Rising Phoenix" tells the extraordinary story of the Paralympic Games. From the rubble of World War II, they developed into what is now the third biggest sporting event on the planet. Still today, the Paralympics continue to have a positive influence on how people around the world think about disability, diversity and human potential. Watch the trailer:

"A picture is worth a thousand words."

How about blank pages? Recently, a blank book has been released to express the absurdity people with disabilities are experiencing every day, as there is still much ignorance about disability in UK.

The book "What non-disabled people know about disabled people", written by Sandip Sodha, a Londoner with cerebral palsy, went on market since mid-June...

People with high-level tetraplegia, paraplegics of higher age and those with pre-existing health conditions are more susceptible to a severe development of COVID-19. For this reason, the European Spinal Cord Injury Federation (ESCIF) has launched a European-wide project "ESCIF Help Alliance". Their goal is to offer surgical masks to high-risk patients with SCI in 28 European countries.

If you...

Over three months since the COVID-19 declared pandemic, many countries are still debating whether to make wearing face masks compulsory to help prevent the spread of the disease.

Noam Gershony, an Israeli wheelchair tennis player and Paralympics medalist, has recently published a video to advocate face mask wearing. On his Twitter, he shared the following video, which shows people with...

Disability innovation is more than just a good idea. We’ve heard enough stories how disability innovations can go wrong with unrealistic expectations and insufficient market research. This needs to be changed and a world-class university in U.K. is on the mission.

In September 2020, University College London will launch the first cohort of MSc Disability, Design and Innovation program. During...

Globi is on an adventure again! This time the popular Swiss cartoon character makes his first visit to Swiss Paraplegic Centre (SPC) in Nottwil. He visits his friend Nik who rehabilitates at SPC after an accident. Globi gets to learn all about the new robotic devices at SPC and how they help Nik to get back on his feet again.

To explore the fascinating world of robotics and digitalization,...

Looking for a new Netflix show to watch? Check out "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution", a new documentary about Camp Jened: a summer camp for youngsters with disabilities back in the early 1970s.

The film was co-directed by Jim LeBrecht, a disability activist who was born with spina bifida and attended the camp at the age of 15. The documentary features rare footage of the camp, where...

Certain sport activities seem to be fantasies to resume when one becomes paraplegic. Now, however, it's one less: an avid fan of winter sports who is paralyzed from the waist down has recently returned to backcountry skiing with the help of an exoskeleton extension called WIITE.

WIITE is to be used with TWIICE: the exoskeleton developed by REHAssist engineers at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland....