Prosthetic limbs have come a long way since Captain Hook’s er, hook.

Barbara and I vividly remember watching Paralympic runners at the Sydney 2000 games carrying different artificial legs around depending on what they needed to compete.

Technology has come a very long way since then.  Hugh Herr, lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago.  Now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he demonstrates incredible technology which interfaces the prosthetic with the nervous system providing a completely new level of control and ability.  It’s quite something.

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