Magnus Niska of Team e-OPRA won bronze medal at Cybathlon 2020 with Integrum’s thought-control bionic arm
Team e-OPRA, a collaborative team made up of professionals from Integrum AB, Chalmers University of Technology, and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, faced fierce competition from all over the world at the Cybathlon 2020.
Two athletes (also known as pilots) from Team e-OPRA representing Sweden—Magnus Niska and Tonney Forsberg—participated in the discipline “Power Arm Prosthetic Race“. This discipline is a veritable “parkour” that imitates daily activities. It is highly competitive, enabling the brain, body and technology of athletes to compete against each other in the virtual Olympics.
Magnus Niska solving the Clean Sweep Task. Photo by Biomechatronics and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory at Chalmers University of Technology.
Tonney Forsberg solving the Home Improvement Task. Photo by Biomechatronics and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory at Chalmers University of Technology.
Magnus and Tonney, both are recipients of Integrum’s e-OPRA™ Implant System, entered the top ten out of thirteen teams with high morale. Magnus qualified for the final four, and under his valiant efforts, he won the bronze medal. Tonney came in a well-earned seventh in the competition. A fantastic result and we wish both athletes the best of luck at the Cybathlon 2024!