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Hugh Herr


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.