The Active Amputee weekend edition: New podcast episode is out

Episode 6 of The Active Amputee Podcast is out (picture courtesy of Malvika Iyer)
Episode 6 of The Active Amputee Podcast is out (picture courtesy of Malvika Iyer)

Another Podcast Episode Is Out Now

After a very hectic two months in which adjusting to the special Corona situation dominated my daily routines - moving my business online, getting used to home schooling three kids, organising the weekly supply runs for a family of six withour a car etc. - things are slowly returning to a more manageble pace. And with this new pace, it's time for a new episode of The Active Amputee Podcast. 



The Incredible Story Of The Icredible Malvika Iyer

During a visit to India a few years ago, a friend of mine mentioned Malvika Iyer. A bomb blast survivor in her teens, Malvika is now a well-known motivational speaker and disability rights activist. He offered to introduce me to her and shortly afterwards I had the pleasure to get to know her during a phone interview. Right from the moment our Skype connection was live, I felt that Malvika is someone with an immense spirit and an almost unbreakable will.


With the permission of Malvika and the help of my daughter (she is narrating the story) I have now turned Malvika's story into a podcast. Listen to this inspirational story of courage, hope and resilience here.



Post by Bjoern Eser, the creator of The Active Amputee; based on an interview with Malvika Iyer from spring 2017.


Further Reading

Please meet Jasmin and Andreas


This week I have the pleasure to talk to Jasmin and Andreas. Both are above knee amputees. Both haven't been amputated for very long. Both have had a long odyssey before their amputation. And both are currently testing the revised Genium X3 by Ottobock. Today I would like to introduce them to you. And tomorrow we will hear more about their experiences. read more

Testing the new Genium X3


In the first part of this interview we got to know Jasmin and Andreas. They shared their personal stories with us, told us about their plans for the future and what they expected from a prosthetic device to help them live their dreams. Today we hear more about their experiences testing the revised Genium X3. What tasks did they put the knee to and how did it perform? read more

Kayaking as an amputee


While water sports are generally great fun, they are especially well suited for lower limb amputees: They offer the added advantage of the water carrying most of our weight. An advantage not to be underestimated for many amputees.

Swimming, snorkelling, diving, kayaking, surfing - no matter which one of these activities you fancy, they are all great fun and well worth a try. read more