Hugh Herr

Hugh Herr

Hugh Herr was just 17 and one of the best climbers in America when a rock climbing accident resulted in the amputation of his legs. Following the accident, he did what doctors believed was unthinkable. Using prostheses he designed himself, he climbed to a more advanced level than he had before.

Today he is Director of MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group and an amazing scientist creating the next generation of bionic limbs and robotic prosthetics. His own joints are made using 3D printers and he believes in a near future in which disability is a mere memory.


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