Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance julio 2, 2014Posted by jagf in Talks.
Tags: Adrianne Haslet-Davis, Biomechatronics, Boston Marathon, Hugh Herr, ted talks
Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature’s own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that’s both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and performs again for the first time on the TED stage. More info at TED Talks