What is the name of an amputee rock climber featured in an old National Geographic documentary film?
Hugh Herr: Back on Top by Alice McCarthy A Harvard Ph.D., an assistant professorship at Harvard Medical School, numerous patents, and a faculty position with the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. A lot of gifted academics might fit these roles. But how many are the subject of a National Geographic movie, an autobiography (written by a man only in his late 30s), and a Discovery Channel feature story? The list narrows to one gifted researcher and inventor, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard’s Hugh Herr. But speaking with Herr in his Cambridge, Massachusetts, office you just might forget how all this got started. Hugh Herr is a classically understated, yet obviously determined, researcher and inventor whose work in novel prostheses and orthotics design and human motion study appears boundless. Avid Climber, Poor Student At age 17, Hugh Herr lost his legs below the knee following a climbing accident on Mount Washington in New Hampshire; hence his bo