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Giant strides

Leg amputee prosthetic potential
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Leg-amputee athletes have been approaching the speed of non-disabled performers by wearing what looks like half of a high-tech archery-bow without the string.

Both single and double amputees use them.

Could a further development of these "spring legs" for NON-DISABLED users, become the next sidewalk and cross-country high-stepping craze?

rayfo, Dec 15 2000

SpringWalker http://www.springwalker.com/
Boing boing boing [Wes, Dec 15 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]

deltavee's link http://www.realizew.../enid_kangaroo.html
<sigh> [yamahito, Aug 11 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       There is a Russian kid who invented such a thing within the past two years. And no, I can't find a listing.
thumbwax, Dec 15 2000

       Check out the springwalker thumbwax -- I think this is what you were talking about.
Wes, Mar 11 2001

       I'm not sure what the point is of continuing to develop more efficient sports equipment. Once everyone gets the new equipment (faster ice skates, for example), you're right back where you started, as far as competition is concerned. For non-competitive use, a bicycle would probably be better that this.
mrthingy, Mar 12 2001

deltavee, Aug 11 2002

       Use the [link] button, deltavee.   

       I've done it for you, this once.
yamahito, Aug 11 2002


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