High-Performance Prosthetics for Action Sports

May 27, 2024
BioDapt focuses on providing top-tier lower limb prosthetics specifically designed and manufactured for action sport activities. Its founder, “Monster” Mike Schultz shares insights into the company’s evolution and impactful collaborations.

In this second part of a three-part series, we learn that the key differentiation for BioDapt’s prosthetics lies in the knee-joint technology. While traditional microprocessor knee systems lack extension assist, Schultz says his solution incorporates a mountin bike shock from Fox to mimic that action of the quadricep muscles, allowing athletes to engage their muscles actively during activities like motocross or snowboarding.

Because it is a smaller company, BioDapt excels in delivering high-performance components tailored for niche sports. Its commitment to innovation and personalized support has earned the trust of elite athletes worldwide, contributing to their success in competitive events.

Take Noelle Lambert, for instance. Lambert is a former Division 1 lacrosse player who lost her leg above the knee in a moped accident. She persevered to return to the lacrosse field as an amputee and has her sights set on the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris, running the 100-meter dash. Reality show fans might recognize her from competing on “Survivor 43.”

During the interview, Schultz references a video that features Lambert’s story, which is worth checking out:

We also learn that Schultz wrote a book detailing the journey from injury to podium finishes, encapsulating a narrative of determination, empowerment and excellence, titled Driven to Ride: The True Story of an Elite Athlete Who Rebuilt His Leg, His Life, and His Career.”

Watch additional parts of this interview series with Mike Schultz:

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Sharon Spielman | Technical Editor, Machine Design

As Machine Design’s technical editor, Sharon Spielman produces content for the brand’s focus audience—design and multidisciplinary engineers. Her beat includes 3D printing/CAD; mechanical and motion systems, with an emphasis on pneumatics and linear motion; automation; robotics; and CNC machining.

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