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EPO – Finalist 2016 for the non-European countries – Biomechatronic leg joints, Hugh Herr

Hugh Herr (USA) 

Invention: Biomechatronic leg joints

The invention of “bionic” knee and ankle prostheses by American biophysicist Hugh Herr at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) not only allows amputees to pursue fully mobile lifestyles, but even lets them compete as world-class athletes.

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