Meet bionic innovator Hugh Herr in this video profile from NOVA’s “The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers.” As a teenager, Hugh was a climbing prodigy; however, at the age of 17, an accident left him without legs. When he received his first prostheses, he realized that they weren’t designed for normal walking or running. Today, Hugh designs bionic limbs for amputees that provide better support and dexterity. And he’s an even better climber now than before. This resource is part of the NOVA: Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers Collection.
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