‘Blade Library’ offers joy of blade running to amputees
Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic “running blade” for the first time.
The 10-year-old boy, who had his right leg amputated at age two, never had the chance to use a blade because it was too expensive.
That changed in April when he was given early access to Japan’s new Blade Library in Tokyo, which lets people try on prosthetic limbs for running for a small fee.
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