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On the Design of Bionic Limbs: The Science of Tissue-Synthetic Interface

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Speaker

Hugh Herr, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Biomechatronics Group Director
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Summary

Professor Herr's research program seeks to advance technologies that promise to accelerate the merging of body and machine, including device architectures that resemble the body’s musculoskeletal design, actuator technologies that behave like muscle, and control methodologies that exploit principles of biological movement. His methods encompass a diverse set of scientific and technological disciplines, from the science of biomechanics and biological movement control to the design of biomedical devices for the treatment of human physical disability.


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