Leap in Progress for Para-Athletics: Prosthetics Engineer - Atsushi Hamada
In the world of para-sports, advances in prosthetic technology have brought leaps in performance for athletes. But with the global market dominated by models from Germany and Iceland, one Japanese maker is creating athletic blades to match the smaller Asian physique. In close collaboration with top para-athletes, Atsushi Hamada is working on groundbreaking designs that he hopes can earn success at the Tokyo 2020.
Mr. Hamada readjusting a prosthetic leg with a sports maker
Mr. Hamada watching para-athletes at the stadium
Para-athlete Saki Takakuwa's 3D motion analysis measurement scene
Para-athlete's test by Toru Suzuki