A Step Beyond Human
- New MIT Device Aids Amputee Runners. // O&P Almanac;Feb2010, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p6
The article presents information on PowerFoot, a robotic ankle and foot developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Associate Professor Hugh Herr and his biomechatronics team, that improves function for amputees, and enables them to walk and run.
- THE BIONIC MAN. Piore, Adam // Discover;Nov2010, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p50
The article looks at mechanical engineer Hugh Herr, and the motorized bionic limb prosthesis his company, iWalk, has invented. Herr lost his legs below the knee in a hiking accident and invented his own mechanical prosthetic legs. IWalk is preparing to release it's first product, the world's...
- Fancy Footwork. // Technology Review;Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 114 Issue 1, p14
The article offers brief information on PowerFoot BiOM foot prosthetic from iWalk.
- SUPER HUMAN. Hochman, Paul // Fast Company;Feb2010, Issue 142, p80
The article focuses on innovations in prosthetic technology and people who have prosthetic limbs. The article discusses the social aspects of having an artificial limb and amputee Hugh Herr suggests amputees have a social advantage when prosthetic technology works. The article talks about how...
- Leading the Bionic Age. Hock, Lindsay // R&D Magazine;Dec2014, Vol. 56 Issue 6, p10
The article announces that Professor Hugh Herr of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the recipient of "R&D Magazine's" Innovator of the Year award.
- reinventing the human machine. ROBERTS, DAVID // Men's Fitness;Dec2013, Vol. 29 Issue 11, p96
The article focuses on the mission of Hugh Herr, a faculty member at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to continually develop and design prostheses for maimed athletes using biomechatronic technology to expand the possibilities of the human body. A brief background is given on how he...
- Hugh Herr. Helbok, Miriam // Current Biography;Apr2012, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p27
A biography of Hugh Herr, director and principal investigator of the Biomechatronics Research Group at the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is presented. He was born on October 25, 1964 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His interest in mountaineering had cost him, his legs. He...
- iWalk gets $20M of 'B' round for robotic prosthetic ankle. // Medical Device Daily;9/1/2009, Vol. 13 Issue 168, p3
The article reports on a 20 million of a 21 million U.S. dollar Series B round received by iWalk to fund the development of a self-contained robotic prosthetic ankle. According to regulatory documents posted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the funding comes from General...
- Untitled. // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);6/4/2007 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 149 Issue 23, p10
The article reports on a prosthetic leg developed by Hugh Herr, an engineer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The prosthesis uses springs and a battery-powered motor to mimic the biomechanics of a human ankle, resulting in a prosthesis that is 20 percent more...