iWalk Has Created The First Truly Bionic Foot
Published: Apr 20, 2012
“In hindsight, losing my foot was one of the better things that happened to me. It turned out to provide me with a weird, hidden opportunity.” That’s how prostheticist Shawn Brown introduced me to his work. Brown, who works at the Indiana-based SRT Prosthetics and Orthotics, lost his left foot in an industrial accident in 1992. He went on to participate as an athlete in the 1996 and 2000 Paralympic Games. He’s spent the last 20 years in the prosthetics field now, and he told me about his new prosthetic, the BiOM from iWalk, which he not only helps his patients with, but uses himself.