VIDEO: It is time to stop aspiring to perfection | Kelly Knox | [email protected] * 2023
VIDEO: It is time to stop aspiring to perfection | Kelly Knox | [email protected] * 2023
Hugh Herr and Aimee Mullins

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.

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Hugh Herr MIT
Stars and celebrities with amputation

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.

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Hugh Herr American rock climber
Ejemplos de superación

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.

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Viktoria Modesta has taken the internet by storm. The beautiful brunette, as a result of a medical error at birth, suffered from serious complications and spent most of her life in hospitals. Viktoria underwent amputation of her left leg, thanks to which she can function without regular visits to the hospital.
Prótesis y órtesis para humanos

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.

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