Pistorius’ prosthetic blades surpass the performance of human limbs, says sports engineer
11.06.2010By Play the Game
According to Dr James, the athletics body has been swayed by public and media opinion, rather than objective scientific evidence. “It’s a very raw, emotive issue, but all the science says Pistorius has a distinct advantage,” he said according to the Times Online “Whichever way you look at it, it’s not like for like.”
“It’s a matter of time before someone with powered prostheses can beat Usain Bolt,” Dr James said and predicted that the technology could enable the first forty-second 400-metre sprint as early as the 2012 Olympics. “We shouldn’t restrict ourselves to what we perceive as normal — I’m all for a disabled runner doing an eight-second 100 metres."
SOURCE: TIMES ONLINE