Hugh Herr at BIF2: Merging Body and Machine - The Biomechanics of Human Movement and Balance

Hugh Herr had both legs amputated below the knee after a mountain climbing accident. When a doctor told him he would never climb again, Hugh set to work building artificial legs and feet to accomplish the task.

About Hugh Herr

Hugh Herr is an Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Sciences at MIT and Assistant Professor, MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology, as well as the director of the Biomechatronics Group at The MIT Media Lab. Herr’s research program seeks to advance technologies that promise to accelerate the merging ofRead more

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