The Inspirations that are Professional Dancer
(and Boston Marathon survivor) Adrianne Haslet-Davis
and Hugh Herr, head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group.
Today, Boston Marathon bombing survivor and professional dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis made an eloquent speech at the Memorial tribute that doesn’t even hint at what she and other amputees have been through this past year. Here is her story, which is interwoven with MIT Professor Hugh Herr’s in a series of TED articles and videos.
Survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis thanks the city of Boston
(Unfortunately I cannot find a copy of her entire speech.)
Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature’s own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that’s both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and performs again for the first time on the TED stage.