CNN: The Next List
Pushing limits with a fearless bionic man
By David Sengeh, Special to CNN
“David, this is so #$%&-ing sexy!” said Professor Hugh Herr as I showed him a prototype for the latest prosthetic socket I had been working on as a graduate student in the Biomechatronics Group at the MIT Media Lab.
The multi-material variable impedance prosthetic socket I had just designed relieved unwanted pressure over critical locations on his residual limb, thereby making him more comfortable. In the Biomechatronics Group, we investigate how technology can be used ...
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