Prostheses and other body worn devices are changing how many people live and adapt to the world around us. Bionics, a field that applies biological concepts to building man-made devices, is revolutionizing not only how prostheses are built, but how we look at and interact with our bodies. Moreover, bionics may add new abilities to even those of us lucky enough to still have all our limbs intact.
Here’s Hugh Herr of MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group showing off at TED what his and other laboratories around the world have been up to in the field of body-worn bionic devices. Make sure not to miss the wonderful final surprise act:
Link @ TED: Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance