The use of technology and assistive devices at their incredible best in transforming lives. Nature driving design. Design driving nature.
Hugh Herr who is building the next generation of bionic limbs and robotic prosthetics lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago.
He is now head of MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group and is crafting successful human stories of bionic integration that “bridge the gap between disability and ability, between human limitation and human potential.”
Adrianne Haslet-Davisa, a dancer lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. What she lost in three and a half seconds, Herr and his team of MIT scientists were able to put back in two hundred days, a bionic limb that would enable her to return to her life of dance.
In this intensely powerful and deeply moving TED Talk, that’s both technical and personal, Herr believes that “we can transcend disability through technological innovation…for an enhanced human experience” and Adrianne performs again for the first time, since her attack.