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...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — For hours on end last year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers ran the brain-controlled robotic limb thro...
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.
A 3D Neuromuscular Model of the Human Ankle-Foot Complex Based on Multi-Joint Biplanar Fluoroscopy Gait Analysis
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.
The center’s goal is to treat a wide spectrum of disabilities through the development of advanced bionics.
Hugh Herr tells the BBC that we're entering a new era of human-machine interoperability
"I can not only be a designer but I can be the test pilot."
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 ...
MIT’s Center for Extreme Bionics has an ambitious goal: nothing short of ending disability.
Muscle grafts could help amputees sense and control artificial limbs.
Hugh Herr and his Biomechatronics research group at the MIT Media Lab have developed the first powered ankle-foot prosthesis. The novel p...
On May 9, more than 900 attendees from throughout the world joined members of the Media Lab and special guests for h2.0, a symposium focu...
MIT's Center for Extreme Bionics it trying to eliminate human disabilities and push us beyond the limits of our own bodies