Hugh Herr: The New Bionics That Let Us Run, Climb, and Dance

  • Published26 May 2015
  • Reviewed26 May 2015
  • Author Hugh Herr
  • Source TED

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.

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