Era of Bionics: Personal Fitness Brought to New Levels

Can anything ever stop an athlete from performing?  With the new advancement of bionic technology, it seems unlikely.  We have increasingly seen the use of robotic prosthetics and the new remarkable feats of (formerly) disabled athletes.

Many people should thank Hugh Herr, who lost both legs in a climbing accident and is the face of the MIT Media Lab's Biomechatronics group.  Not only has he give people the opportunity to function effectively in daily life, but he also given them the opportunity to compete and take personal fitness to new levels.  Check out his recent Ted Talk "Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance".  He may inspire you to reach new levels during your Chicago personal training sessions!