New bionics let us run, climb and dance | Hugh Herr

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Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature’s own designs. 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.

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  1. Congratulations sir. I bow my head for your great research outcome in bionics. Please take it to the next level of testing it on large number of people and make it available to those who are in need of it at affordable cost. With best regards.🙏🙏🙏.

  2. My daughter was born with deformed the time the doctors confirmed it..they said she would need double reconstruction surgery. Cutting bones, tendons, muscles, screws…being in bed six moths for one foot..then six months for the other. They long as she can function..then not to do the surgery.
    She’s 16 now. No surgery. She can’t walk more than 1/4 Mile at best. I’m worried for her future.
    When I see these videos..I think..wouldn’t it be easier to replace her feet? Everything has to be cut anyway?
    The reconstruction would just be a big mess of scar tissue imho.
    There has to be a better way. 😔

  3. Deus Ex Manking Revolution is real, we will reach the point when people will augment limbs out of desire not need, because why have two flesh arms when you can have augmented bionic arms that will improve quality of life.

  4. This is so amazing that it brought tears to my eyes my sister lost a third if her leg before she died from gangrene this would've been a wonderful thing for her to have God Bless the man who has the brains to create such a wonderful thing

  5. Как говорится человек не хотел мириться с тем что он инвалид. Думал мозгами, так как знает, что пока сам не сделаешь, никто это не сделает за тебя. Сытый голодного не поймет. Или человек с ногами не поймет инвалида и его страдания. Раньше протезы делали на отьебись. Для галочки что они есть. Плевать было на людей.

  6. Bionic it one of great full thing that God who creates us and the world open new door of since and that why we thanks God for this new information, science , Bionic need to be add new features of auto temperature adjustment because people who have metal in there body they feel cool pain or pin of hot metal in there body in winters or summer .

  7. Very cool indeed and an important technological advancement to many people no doubt. But let's not go overboard with rejecting terrorism and ending human disability. Let's not forget that these perks are going to be available for a small select population with the means to get it. All these cutting edge technological advancements in biotech and AI would create [without meaning to] more suffering to most of the world's population while making the select few richer and or happier. This is the sad story of most of our high end technologies.

  8. توی ایران و افغانستان هم آخوندها و مفتیهای دزد فاسد نشستن درمورد اینکه اسم‌کوچیک زنها بعد از مرگشون روی آگهی ترحیم چاپ بشه یا نشه تصمیم میگیرن

  9. I was in Ethiopia a few years back and met a girl who was blind because she she could not get the $10 medication which would have saved her from going blind. How far we have come…


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