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

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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
http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/04/15/survivor-adrianne-haslet-davis-thanks-city-boston/bl9qoKCDbyIn108iCowSzN/story.html
(Unfortunately I cannot find a copy of her entire speech.)

 

In case you missed it: Day 3 at TED2014 March 20, 2014 at 12:45 am EDT
http://blog.ted.com/2014/03/20/in-case-you-missed-it-day-3-at-ted2014/

More on Adrianne Haslet-Davis’ journey to dance again in a CNN special report | TED Blog
http://blog.ted.com/2014/03/31/more-on-adrianne-haslet-davis-journey-to-dance-again-in-a-cnn-special-report/

You’ve given me my body back: Q&A with Hugh Herr | TED Blog
http://blog.ted.com/2014/03/19/youve-given-me-my-body-back-a-qa-with-hugh-herr/

Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance Filmed March 2014 at TED2014

http://www.ted.com/talks/hugh_herr_the_new_bionics_that_let_us_run_climb_and_dance#

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.

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