Cutting-edge ‘robotic’ prosthetics developed for amputees could transform the able-bodied into augmented cyborgs. Above: amputee Jim Ewing’s special prosthetic for climbing. Photo: MIT
Cutting-edge ‘robotic’ prosthetics developed for amputees could transform the able-bodied into augmented cyborgs. Above: amputee Jim Ewing’s special prosthetic for climbing. Photo: MIT
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How cutting-edge ‘robotic’ prosthetics developed for amputees could transform the able-bodied into augmented cyborgs

  • MIT professor Hugh Herr, a double amputee, teamed up with reconstruction surgeon Matthew Carty to develop the Ewing Amputation
  • Healthy people could benefit from choosing to have amputations to help them improve specific tasks, Herr says

Cutting-edge ‘robotic’ prosthetics developed for amputees could transform the able-bodied into augmented cyborgs. Above: amputee Jim Ewing’s special prosthetic for climbing. Photo: MIT
Cutting-edge ‘robotic’ prosthetics developed for amputees could transform the able-bodied into augmented cyborgs. Above: amputee Jim Ewing’s special prosthetic for climbing. Photo: MIT