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The story of an amputee who chased his paralympic dream

The story of an amputee who chased his paralympic dream

We've rounded up a batch of stunning prosthetics made by an industrial designer.

We've rounded up a batch of stunning prosthetics made by an industrial designer.

#UCSF Program For #Amputee Athletes - YouTube

#UCSF Program For #Amputee Athletes - YouTube

NBC Talks About UCSFs Training Program for Amputee Athletes - YouTube

NBC Talks About UCSFs Training Program for Amputee Athletes - YouTube

Industrial designer Scott Summit makes beautiful prosthetics - Album on Imgur

Industrial designer Scott Summit makes beautiful prosthetics

Industrial designer Scott Summit makes beautiful prosthetics - Album on Imgur

Murr-ma - amphibious prosthesis concept by Julia Johnson, Thomas Essl, Yuki Machida & Damien Rocca

Murr-ma - amphibious prosthesis concept by Julia Johnson, Thomas Essl, Yuki Machida & Damien Rocca

Being an #amputee is tough, but there are some things you can't really prepare for.  Here are some of them, and what you need to know.

Being an #amputee is tough, but there are some things you can't really prepare for. Here are some of them, and what you need to know.

Matthew James, 14, who was born without his left hand, sent a cheeky letter to Mercedes asking for £35,000 to pay for a top-of-the range artificial limb. In return, he said he would allow the company to sponsor the hand by putting the Mercedes logo on it – like ads seen on F1 cars. But Mercedes where so touched by Matthew’s ”intelligent and moving letter” they agreed to help him and designed his own customised i-LIMB Pulse – the most advanced prosthetic limb in the world.

Matthew James, 14, who was born without his left hand, sent a cheeky letter to Mercedes asking for £35,000 to pay for a top-of-the range artificial limb. In return, he said he would allow the company to sponsor the hand by putting the Mercedes logo on it – like ads seen on F1 cars. But Mercedes where so touched by Matthew’s ”intelligent and moving letter” they agreed to help him and designed his own customised i-LIMB Pulse – the most advanced prosthetic limb in the world.

Hugh Herr is an associate professor of biometrics at MIT Media Lab,He is the chief technologist of iWalk where they manufacture robotic limbs. He states, "I predict a bionics revolution," Hugh lost had his legs amputated from frostbite after going climbing. He shared that his bionic legs are more useful than his legs when he goes for a climb. He brings up a great point of people returning to work faster with these prosthesis which benefits our economy. Also, there are now online career…

Bionic revolution: The tech getting disabled people into work

Hugh Herr is an associate professor of biometrics at MIT Media Lab,He is the chief technologist of iWalk where they manufacture robotic limbs. He states, "I predict a bionics revolution," Hugh lost had his legs amputated from frostbite after going climbing. He shared that his bionic legs are more useful than his legs when he goes for a climb. He brings up a great point of people returning to work faster with these prosthesis which benefits our economy. Also, there are now online career…

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