Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Personal Call to a Prosthetic Invention

From the New York Times:

Van Phillips, 54, an amputee who can be seen running on the headlands here, 150 miles north of San Francisco, invented and wears the Cheetah foot, which has garnered worldwide attention and controversy as the prosthetic design used by Pistorius in his effort to compete against able-bodied athletes in Beijing.

“It would be the most exciting thing to happen in my life, because the C shape was the first foot in my mind,” Phillips said, referring to the concept he introduced in 1984.

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