Flex-Foot

Flex-Foot

a trademark for a stored-energy foot prosthesis containing a J-shaped plastic beam that acts like a spring when the wearer walks or runs. See also stored-energy foot.
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I lost my Flex-Foot prosthesis, which was specially made for me in America, and cost thousands.
He had just made history in the 400m and 4x400m relay by becoming the first disabled athlete to compete against able-bodied rivals on his Ossur Flex-Foot Cheetah hi-tech legs.
The multiple Paralympic gold medal winner, who had to win a legal battle to line up alongside able-bodied athletes on his Ossur Flex-Foot Cheetah hi-tech "legs", raced in the 400m and the 4x400m relay.
Here's how Oscar Pistorius's prosthetic limbs, Flex-Foot Cheetahs, compare with natural legs.
The fastest man on no legs, The fastest man on no legs, with his Flex-Foot Cheetah prosthetic limbs, was given a rousing reception by the 80,000 full-house - introduced as 'ladies and gentleman, this is your Blade Runner'.
Often referred to as 'blades', Pistorius wears Ossur's Flex-Foot Cheetah running feet, which are J-shaped, high-performance carbon composite prostheses that have led to his nickname as 'The Blade Runner'.
The Cheetah - brand name the Flex-Foot Cheetah - is manufactured by prosthetics company Ossur which currently sponsors Oscar Pistorious.
Pistorius runs on a pair of J-shaped prostheses called the Flex-Foot Cheetah (for more about these prostheses, see Science World 2/14/11).
What he does on those Cheetah Flex-Foot prosthetics, every time, is remarkable.
These studies also measured an increased "ankle" range of motion (ROM) on the prosthetic side when subjects used the Flex-Foot [5-7].
The International Association of Athletics Federations that barred Pistorius claimed his Cheetah Flex-Foot prostheses provided significant advantages over non-amputee competitors, agreeing with other studies that found prostheses reduce the energy cost of running.
Last Friday the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned an IAAF ban imposed in January - which was based on claims his Cheetah Flex-Foot prosthetic legs gave him an unfair advantage.