Life & Limb

Boston has a long history of pioneering research in prosthetics. And thanks to cutting-edge new research, local patients are ready to take the next step.

Hugh Herr: Bionic Pioneer

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.