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Live from TED2014

You’ve given me my body back: A Q&A with Hugh HerrYou’ve given me my body back: A Q&A with Hugh Herr

Posted By Morton Bast

Bionics designer Hugh Herr spoke today on the TED stage about a future in which disability is a mere memory – a future he believes is both imminent and imperative. With pant legs cropped to reveal his own two bionic legs (“I made sure to shave today,” he joked), he explained the fascinating details of […]

Live from TED2014

A first dance, on a next-generation bionic limb: Hugh Herr and Adrianne Haslet-Davis at TED2014A first dance, on a next-generation bionic limb: Hugh Herr and Adrianne Haslet-Davis at TED2014

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Hugh Herr, director of the Biomechatronics Group at The MIT Media Lab, strolls onto the TED2014 stage in a pair of long, black shorts. Normally, what he’s wearing wouldn’t be of note—except that he’s chosen his ensemble today to show us something. Below the hem of his shorts, we see that he has two prosthetic legs. […]

Design

Today, the Bionic Woman can just go ahead and print her own partsToday, the Bionic Woman can just go ahead and print her own parts

Posted By Karen Eng

A persistent sight in David Sengeh‘s childhood, growing up in Sierra Leone: amputees. Losing a limb was an all-too-common fact in the civil-war-torn region. But as if the loss of a limb weren’t enough, the aftermath was almost worse, Sengeh saw, as he watched family members and friends struggle with ill-fitting, uncomfortable prosthetics that hurt […]