For the victims of the marathon bombings, the process of healing isn’t merely physical—it’s emotional, too. And the bonds they forged with the doctors who treated them that fateful day have helped restore both mind and body.
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.