THE PERIPHERY The One-legged Gym Teacher
Yesterday I got to school and found out I was working with another sub to handle phy ed classes for a middle school. I was sitting at a desk when my co-teacher walked into the shared office for the tw... Posted on 10/10/13 at 9:21 AM
Wyatt Halvorsen strode effortlessly down a hallway with a gait so even and natural that, if you didn’t see it, you wouldn’t know he was walking on a man-made foot and ankle — a device so technologically advanced, it provides energy like his own lower leg once did.
The BiOM Ankle System is the result of the federal government’s investment of tens of millions of dollars in research beginning in 2003 when the U.S. became embroiled in combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to iWalk, the Bedford, Massachusetts-based company that produces it.
Oscar Pistorius' track career was put on hold indefinitely Sunday because of his murder charge, reinforcing the possibility that the double-amputee Olympian and disabled sports icon might never run again competitively on his famous carbon fiber blades.
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