Smart ArM


CYBATHLON is an international competition intended for people with physical disabilities who use assistive systems. Teams compete on races designed to test the extent to which an assistive technology helps its user carry out everyday tasks.

Smart ArM is the only French team participating in the “Powered Arm Prosthesis” race of CYBATHLON

The title-holding team

In 2022 was held the Cybathlon Challenge, a “light” version of the competition during which teams compete on a smaller number of tasks. During this Challenge, the Smart ArM team reached the first place in its category!

The Smart ArM team is a research team specialized in arm prostheses for transhumeral disabilities i.e. beginning above the elbow. Our pilot is accompanied by researchers, engineers and specialized clinicians from 3 French cities : Paris, Marseille and Nancy.

The SAM prosthesis is one of the only CYBATHLON prostheses with an active robotic elbow. The main challenge for our team is therefore to keep up with the speed of other pilots despite the system being more complex to operate. This is why we are developing new innovative control modes.