Bionics Changing Lives

Lyndzie Lehman

In previous generations, loosing a limb or being born with out, meant that the quality of the patients life would be greatly decreased. Luckily we live in the 21st century. Now because of the advancement of technology, people who are missing limbs are able to accomplish anything that they put their mind to. No longer are lower limb amputee’s confined to a wheelchair, but rather they are able to explore the world on two capable legs thanks to people like Hugh Herr. I first learned about Herr while watching a Ted Talk. He was an avid mountain climber growing up until he was involved in a hiking accident in 1982 that resulted in both of his legs being amputated. He currently spends his time making his vision of creating highly functional prothetics a reality using bionic technology. As a result, he has been able to return to the mountains using…

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