The journey to equitable access to bionic technology in Sierra Leone.
Professor Hugh Herr and graduate student Christopher Shallal are working on next-generation biomimetic limbs.
K Lisa Yang Center for Bionics and Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation aim to develop an integrative approach to strengthening
Magnetomicrometry uses implantable magnets to track the position of muscles, potentially improving the control and efficacy of prosthetics.
Magnetomicrometry has exciting prospects for the control of wearable robotics, including prostheses and exoskeletons.
Biomedical engineer and dancer Shriya Srinivasan PhD ’20 explores connections between the human body and the outside world.
An evolving list of IAP activities hosted by members of the Media Lab community in collaboration with other MIT departments this year.
Two research papers published by Brown and MIT researchers focus on the possibility of employing improved muscle tracking technology.
Using a new technology, researchers hope to create better control systems for prosthetic limbs.
Read about the 2022 zero gravity flight and the projects that flew. This is an annual event hosted by the Space Exploration Initiative.
On May 2, 2022, Hugh Herr (head of the Biomechatronics research group) will be honored at the 10th Genius Gala.
A team of Boston surgeons and scientists has developed a new approach to amputation.
Augmented is a Nova PBS documentary produced by STAT News, which follows the development of a new amputation procedure and bionic prostheses
"Augmented" is a Nova PBS documentary episode that premiers Wednesday, 2/23, featuring Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr.
Boston Magazine looks at 10 recent biomedical innovations created by local researchers, including the AMI procedure.
Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr speaks with Marwa ElDiwiny on a recent episode of the IEEE RAS Soft Robotics podcast.
The center is funded by a $24 million gift to MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research from philanthropist Lisa Yang.
Read about the first upper-limb amputation performed using the AMI procedure created by Media Lab researchers + Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Media Lab students, faculty, researchers, and affiliates pitching panels at SXSW 2022
System uses tiny magnetic beads to rapidly measure the position of muscles and relay that information to a bionic prosthesis.
Hugh Herr discusses the implications of the technology behind his work, from regenerative medicine and surgery to elderly mobility.
Olivia Arthur explores the ways technology can transform the human body, and vice-versa, from robotics to work in the Biomechatronics group.
Reconnecting muscle pairs during amputation gives patients more sensory feedback from the limb.
In a new study published in PNAS, Biomechatronics researchers report findings related to the AMI amputation method.
Meet the Labbers, which ran from 2016–2018, was an ongoing audio series that took listeners inside the Media Lab.
For the robotics category of the innovation series, the USPS chose the bionic prosthesis designed by Media Lab PhD graduate Matt Carney
The stamp is part of a new USPS series on innovation, representing computing, biomedicine, genome sequencing, robotics, and solar technology
Biomechatronics head Hugh Herr discusses his research with the No Barriers USA podcast.
Cristina Quinn profiles Morgan Stickney, an elite swimmer who's the first person to undergo a bilateral Ewing amputation.
Everett Lawson and Matt Carney worked with Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr to fit Everett with a bionic prosthesis.
An improved method for magnet tracking enables high-speed wireless tracking through various materials.
Morgan Stickney is an elite swimmer who's helping pave the way for the next generation of bionic prosthetics and para-athletes.
Alicia Lakey receives the Ewing Amputation procedure developed by the Biomechatronics group and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Sometimes you want to be able to see things that aren't visible.
Because old-school surgical amputation hasn’t kept up with modern-day medicine.
New optogenetic technique could help restore limb movement, treat muscle tremor.
For amputees, robotic limbs that move like the real thing and are controlled by the mind are a game changer.
Media Lab students, faculty, researchers and affiliates pitching panels at SXSW 2019
Will we all be cyborgs one day? Hugh Herr says he has the answer.
New device gives an amputee the ability to feel the location of his foot
"During the twilight years of this century, I believe humans will be unrecognizable in morphology and dynamics from what we are today."
Conventional peripheral neurostimulators are used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Typically, they send a…
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — For hours on end last year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers ran the brain-controlled robotic limb throug…
New study describes first human implementation of novel approach to limb amputation.
Revisit Human 2.0, a 2007 Media Lab symposium focused on the future of human adaptability.
60 Minutes goes inside the MIT Media Lab.
Five join the SA+P faculty, while 10 are recognized for work in art, architecture, urbanism, and design.
Hugh Herr tells the BBC that we're entering a new era of human-machine interoperability
Author Todd Balf gets a front-row seat as Hugh Herr plots his next big act—a $100 million project to end a slate of disabling conditions
You’ll likely hear Hugh Herr before you see him.The charismatic leader of MIT’s biomechatronics research group wears two next-generation pr…