Life & Limb
Boston has a history of leading innovation in prosthetics.
How an MIT spinoff is revolutionizing prosthetics, one motor-driven ankle at a time.
Shops and fitters around Boston have found that they, too, benefit from the area’s prosthetic technology boom.
Herr grew up an avid climber, but as a teen he lost both legs after being caught in a blizzard on Mount Washington. He went on to become the “leader of the bionic age.” As a professor at the MIT Media Lab and the founder of BiOM, he’s dedicated himself to developing groundbreaking technology for amputees. And right now, he tells us, new developments are coming very quickly.