Founder BionX Inc. and MIT-Professor
On a climbing tour, Hugh Herr suffered severe frostbite having been caught in a snow storm and subsequently lost both his legs. Driven by the dissatisfaction he felt with his prostheses, he dedicated himself to bio-mechantronics. He founded the company BionX Inc. and began to develop bionic limbs. The multi award-winning „Leader of the Bionic Age“ is Professor at the MIT Media Lab and Co-Director of the MIT Center for Extreme Bionics.