Prosthetic leg used by Mike Schultz while riding in Adaptive MotoCross

Description (Brief)
Prosthetic leg made of dark gray fiberglass with a square metal and nylon buckle attached to the right side and a metal gasket at the bottom of the knee to attach the lower leg.
Mike Schultz is an extreme sports athlete who in 2008, was involved in a snowmobiling accident which fractured his knee and ultimately led to the amputation of his leg above the knee. Schultz soon developed a special prosthetic that allowed him to continue to participate in extreme sports. The Moto Knee was designed and developed by Schultz in 2009 and a year later he had founded the company BioDapt, Inc. which specializes in producing high impact adaptive sports prosthetics. In 2013 the Versa foot was developed and named one of the ten best inventions of that year. Schultz continues to compete as a three-sport X Games athlete with the most adaptive gold medals in XG history; he has 6 between Moto X Racing Adaptive and SnoCross Adaptive. Schultz competed in his first Paralympic Games in 2018 earning a gold medal in snowboard cross and a silver in banked slalom. He also won the ESPY award for best male athlete with a disability.
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Schultz, Mike
Schultz, Mike
Physical Description
fiberglass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 128 cm x 53.3 cm x 47 cm; 50 13/32 in x 20 31/32 in x 18 1/2 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Adaptive MotoCross
Adaptive Sports
Adaptive XGames
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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