With roots in the 70s and 80s, growth in the 90s, and explosion in the new century, action (extreme) sports have come a long way in popularity. The worldwide popularity of the X-Games and inclusion of some sports in the Olympics prove that. Action sports athlete Mike Schultz caught onto that popularity and became a professional. But then during a snowmobile race in 2008 an accident both crushed and mangled his knee. This led to the amputation of his lower leg. Wanting to get back into action sports he tried some prosthetics but was left unsatisfied with the results. Which led him to desgin his own. The result was an action sports lower leg prosthetic called Moto Knee and a company named Biodapt.
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If you watch the X-Games then you’re familiar with the multitude of extreme or action sports that are showcased like motocross, BMX, snowmobiling, etc. Many of the other sports are board sports which include skateboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and surfing. All of these sports involve an incredible amount of strength and balance. With a lot of that balance coming from ankle motion. Industrial designer and amputee Timothy Kevin Seward developed the Axis, a prosthetic foot and leg that has a functional ankle. Giving prosthetic users who want to participate in board sports greater flexibility and motion.