Materials Can Change Performance of Para-athletes
The future of para-sports is in cutting-edge materials.
The carbon fibers used in prosthetic legs make an enormous difference to an athleteʼs performance.
Run faster than a non-disabled person.
With this aim in mind, Xiborg is developing competitive prostheses to help top para-athletes reach new heights.
Athlete Mikio Ikeda is involved in prosthetic leg development, giving feedback to Xiborg CEO and prosthetics engineer Ken Endo on how he feels when running with the prosthetic leg on.
Toray Carbon Magic designs optimized prosthetic blades based on Xiborgʼs analyses of the mechanics of running with prosthetics, and supports the project from both an R&D and production standpoint.