Tomorrow Liam Malone will graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce from Victoria University adding another another hard earned award to his growing list of acheivments.
There were a few distractions on the way, not least competing in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Liam’s next step is to become the fastest person on the planet. “I’m going to be the fastest person on the planet, legs real or not. It’s important to do things that shape the future and this would be one of those things,” Liam said in a recent Victoria University press release.
So technology around the running blades will no doubt play a role in helping Liam acheive his goals so it was interesting to have a look back at just how these blades came about and where from.
The Flex-Foot, as the blades are called, are made in the USA by Össur an organisation whose aim is to improve peoples mobility and provide prosthetic solutions.