We’ve seen a bionic model before and were deeply impressed, but now we just had to feature Hugh Herr‘s TED Talk on bionics that enable running, climbing and even dancing. They call it the Bionic Ballet. Herr and the MIT team of Biomechatronics is working hard to achieve a possible means to end disabilities.
Regardless on how you perceive the aesthetics of their work, they bring back a whole new sense of mobility to people, who thought theirs would be forever lost. Changing someone’s life is great and changing the life of many for the better is worth its science and knowledge work. Great effort, great video. Enjoy!
Photo credit: Steve Jurvetson