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Follow the dramatic personal journey of Hugh Herr, a biophysicist working to create brain-controlled robotic limbs. At age 17, Herr’s legs were amputated after a climbing accident. Frustrated by the crude prosthetic limbs he was given, Herr set out to remedy their design, leading him to a career as an inventor of innovative prosthetic devices.

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1h 25m

Follow the dramatic personal journey of Hugh Herr, a biophysicist working to create brain-controlled robotic limbs. At age 17, Herr’s legs were amputated after a climbing accident. Frustrated by the crude prosthetic limbs he was given, Herr set out to remedy their design, leading him to a career as an inventor of innovative prosthetic devices.

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    S49 E4 - 31s

    Follow the dramatic personal journey of Hugh Herr, a biophysicist working to create brain-controlled robotic limbs. At age 17, Herr’s legs were amputated after a climbing accident. Frustrated by the crude prosthetic limbs he was given, Herr set out to remedy their design, leading him to a career as an inventor of innovative prosthetic devices.

  • Increasing Access to Brain-Controlled Prosthetics: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Increasing Access to Brain-Controlled Prosthetics

    S49 E4 - 2m 55s

    "If we think about bionic limbs as more of a therapy, as treatment," a bioethicist told NOVA, "then we can start to take away some of the disparate access to artificial limbs that are very technologically advanced."

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    The Evolution of Prosthetic Leg Technology

    S49 E4 - 5m 11s

    Typical amputation processes don't take into account our ability to sense the world around us. Now, a team of researchers and doctors is working to address this problem.

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