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Transforming Lives

Dear Team.

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.

http://www.ted.com/talks/hugh_herr_the_new_bionics_that_let_us_run_climb_and_dance?language=en


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Yes. We can.

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There is very little or nothing that Chris cannot do.

A farmer at Apricot Lane Farms in California, Chris has been farming his entire life.

It’s a physically demanding job that he handles with ease, although his life is filled with physical limitations.

He cannot drive legally, he cannot swim and to complete everyday tasks, he needs 400 times more energy than most.

But Chris has made a consious choice not to let his limitations impede his work or his attitude towards life. He has exercised his choice to shape his destiny.

Born without arms or legs, Chris exhibits extraordinary independence, a positive outlook toward life, a sense of humour, steadfast determination, powerful courage and a steely acceptance.

Meet Chris, the most inspirational farmer you will ever meet: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/27/super-soul-sunday-chris-farmer_n_5380087.html