Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year.
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.
But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)
At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.
Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”
Amen to that, Hugh.
I’m gonna cry this makes me happy THIS MAKES ME SO FREAKING HAPPY
she lost part of her leg and she is STILL dancing and somebody decided they wanted to make that a thing that is possible for dancers in that situation and I love humanity sometimes I really do, this is beautiful
this is super super awesome and good for her. but i just want to draw your attention to the fact that dancing with a disability is not a new thing. it’s called physically integrated dance.
first time in a long time ive spent hours in the CS labs. i forgot how quickly time passes in here.
hungry hungry pacman
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It’s ok buddy, you won.
Of course this occasionally happens; deer get their antlers locked in battle, and they can’t get them out. Sometimes they both die.
i’m still looking at this image and it’s so impressive to me
after this guy’s foe died (what do u think the interim was like) did he jsut drag around the carcass until the body fell off at the neck or what. did he go out of his way to behead it. whats the story here. i want to interview this deer
Imagine the rotting face of your enemy being permanently attached to your head.
Deer are metal as fuck
Super intense, but I’m pretty sure this is an Elk and not a Deer.