March 2014|

The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Hugh Herr
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Hugh Herr
Hugh Herr
Bionics designer
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At MIT, Hugh Herr builds prosthetic knees, legs and ankles that fuse biomechanics with microprocessors to restore (and perhaps enhance) normal gait, balance and speed.
Adrianne Haslet-Davis
Adrianne Haslet-Davis
Ballroom dancer
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When Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost her left foot in the Boston Marathon bombing, her left leg was amputated to the knee. Less than a year later, she's back on her feet and dancing again.
Hugh Herr's Resource List
Claudia Dreifus | The New York Times, April 29, 2013 | Article

Conversation with Hugh Herr: A Blank Canvas to Create Smart Limbs

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