Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 30, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
There's a nice interview in today's NY Times with Hugh Herr, a biophysicist at MIT who designs computerized prostheses at MIT's Media Lab. He lost his legs in 1982 after climbing an ice route on Mt. Washington and getting lost on the descent.
"The first week after I was fitted for my prostheses, they wouldn’t let me take them home because they knew I’d go climbing. The staff was terrified I’d further damage what remained of my biologic limbs. When I finally did take them home, my brother and I immediately went climbing along the Susquehanna River."