Did you watch Robert Zemeckis’ remake of THE WITCHES this Halloween? If so, did you enjoy it or did something bother you about the appearance of Anne Hathaway’s character? Was it her hands? You may not be alone as criticism has come in claiming the Warner Bros family film is insensitive towards people with Ectrodactyly, a limb abnormality that’s commonly referred to as “split hand.” In a statement, the studio said it “regretted any offense caused.” Those who’ve spoken out against the character say that they’re concerned about the movie sending the wrong message to children, that people with physical abnormalities are villains or should be perceived as scary.
Born in 1976, Juan Pablo Medina is known for his work in projects like Soy tu fan, La casa de las flores, Wanted dad, Guadalupe Reyes, El club of the idealists, Love of my loves, Thirty, single and fantastic, etc.
His music teacher, Eric Sanders, was intrigued with what Jason had accomplished and showed him a music video of some work done by an engineer named Gil Weinberg from the Georgia Tech Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines.
Hugh Herr, Aimee Mullins and Hans Georg Näder Speakers discuss new advancements in genetics, regenerative medicine, and biomechatronics that promise to transcend human limitations and end disability as we know it; from optogenetic interfaces with the human nervous system to synthetic appendages that move and feel like biological counterparts. Share
Herr earned his MS in mechanical engineering at MIT and his PhD in biophysics at Harvard University. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the MIT Leg Lab, part of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, which is dedicated to studying legged locomotion and building dynamic legged robots that walk, run, and hop like their biological counterparts.
Statement by Hugh Herr on being bestowed with the 2016 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research
The modern history of paraclimbing (adaptive climbing) is often traced to Hugh Herr. In 1982, Hugh was 17 years old. That year, he and a friend embarked on an ice climb to Mount Washington, and became lost when a storm picked up. The rescue was treacherous–one rescuer died in an avalanche and Hugh lost both his legs to frostbite.
Aimee Mullins, double amputee and record-breaking athlete, shares how she learned to look at her prosthetics in a new light.
Giuseppina “Giusy” Versace (born 20 May 1977) is an Italian Paralympic athlete who competes in sprinting events in international level events and a television presenter and member of the Senate for the Action party.
Mattel has been launching Barbies of all types of bodies, hair, and colors. The company create an inclusive doll. Many people around the world identified and celebrated this novelty from Mattel, including Paola Antonini.
In 2007, she had a voluntary below-the-knee leg amputation to improve her mobility and safeguard her future health. She had made the decision at the age of 15, however it took her five years to convince a surgeon to go through with the procedure. Her physicality has become known for challenging the modern perception of altered beauty, and has acted as an advocate for changing public views on the use of augmented body parts.