“A human being can never be broken. Technology is broken. Technology is inadequate.”

Bionic designer Hugh Herr is a pioneer in biohybrid smart prostheses and exoskeletons that can improve the quality of life for thousands of people living with physical challenges.

“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.”

— TED2014

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