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Gideon Gil (Screenwriter, Film producer), Heather MacDonald (Film producer, Screenwriter), Matthew Orr (Screenwriter, Television director, Television producer), Dominic Smith (Television producer), Jason DaSilva (Television director), Hugh Herr, Stat (Firm) (Production company), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass) (Production company), Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) (Publisher), PBS Distribution (Firm) (Film distributor)
In Augmented, Hugh Herr, a biophysicist working to create brain-controlled robotic limbs, shares his personal journey. At age 17, Herr's legs were amputated after a climbing accident. Frustrated by the crude prosthetic limbs he was given, Herr set out to remedy their design, leading him to a career as an inventor of innovative prosthetic devices. Now, Herr is teaming up with an injured climber and a surgeon at a leading Boston hospital to test a new approach to surgical amputation that allows prosthetic limbs to move and feel like the real thing. Herr's journey is a powerful tale of innovation and the inspiring story of a personal tragedy transformed into a life-long quest to help others
DVD Video, English, 2022
PBS, [Arlington, Virginia], 2022