Kelly Knox says “Society turns a blind eye to disability (the irony)”
Fabulous model who is redefining what beauty means
Bianca Balti, remove her breasts and ovaries
Shortly before the operation, the supermodel also published images of her Playboy cover and also a shot as she entered the room.
Extreme Bionics: The Future of Human Ability
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.
Hugh Herr, is a professor at the MIT Media Lab
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.
Hugh Herr, Princess of Asturias Award for world leader in the field of bionics and biomechanics
Statement by Hugh Herr on being bestowed with the 2016 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research
Hugh Herr, history of paraclimbers
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, reinvented herself in a powerful way
Aimee Mullins, double amputee and record-breaking athlete, shares how she learned to look at her prosthetics in a new light.
Giusy Versace, Bilateral Amputee, Politician, and Heir to the Italian Versace Monarchy
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.
Paola Antonini celebrates that Barbie is inclusive of people who have amputations
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.
Viktoria Modesta, voluntarily amputated leg
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.
Gregory Dimitri Gadson, American actor, motivational speaker and retired US Army colonel
Greg Gadson was handpicked by Gary Sinise in 2015 to serve as an ambassador of the Foundation. Army veteran and DAV Ambassador Greg Gadson discusses how art and literature can help Americans understand the human side of war.
Paola Antonini, model, fitness, influencer and altruistic
Paola Antonini has shown us to never give up, no matter how challenging life might get at times. Paola had her leg amputated after a serious car accident. However, she rebounded stronger than ever to become an inspiration for millions of people.
Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Decision
Angelina Jolie’s reveals she underwent major preventative surgery, a tough decision many women face
Kyle Maynard, with quadruple amputee, says: “No more excuses, Starts with you”
Kyle Maynard. “No Excuses”: The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Champion in Wrestling And in Life.