© 2023 Iowa Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Technology Helps Triple Amputee Run Again

In September 2001, Cameron Clapp lost both legs and his right arm in a freak train accident. But thanks to a new set of high-tech prosthetics, Clapp can run again -- and he's even winning some medals. Technology reporter Xeni Jardin profiles Clapp.

Supported by his large extended family -- and his identical twin brother Jesse -- Clapp has fought against his handicap to make an astounding recovery.

Not only can the young man swim, run and even play golf again, he recently won four gold medals at the Endeavor Games, a sports competition for amputees.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Xeni Jardin
Xeni Jardin can be heard on NPR’s Day to Day, offering technology insights for listeners nationwide. Jardin is also a contributing writer for Wired Magazine, as well as a tech culture journalist and co-editor of the collaborative weblog BoingBoing.net, the award-winning "Directory of Wonderful Things."