In Augmented, Hugh Herr, an inventor of bionic limbs, teams up with an injured climber and a leading surgeon to test a new amputation technique that allows prosthetic limbs to move and feel like the real thing. In Predicting My MS, A filmmaker with a rare type of multiple sclerosis explores the mysterious causes of MS.
Follow the dramatic personal journey of Hugh Herr, a biophysicist working to create brain-controlled robotic limbs. 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.
Bonus Documentary: Predicting My MS
In 2005, filmmaker Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis, a rare type of MS that has no known cure and inflicts a host of progressively debilitating symptoms. In this moving personal film, DaSilva looks back on the challenges he's faced, delves into the science behind MS, and investigates the potential Risk Factors that may––or may not––have contributed to his rare diagnosis.
Producer: Laurie Cahalane, Richard L. Berke, Gideon Gil, Heather MacDonald, Matthew Orr, Dominic Smith, Jason DaSilva, Naomi Middleton, Leigh DaSilva
Executive Producer: Julia Cort, Chris Schmidt, John Henry, Linda Henry
Production Company: NOVA; STAT; AXS Lab; GBH Boston
Production Year: 2022
Copyright Year: 2022
Director: Matthew Orr, Jason DaSilva
Narrator: Jason DaSilva
Writers: Gideon Gil, Heather MacDonald, Matthew Orr
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 85 minutes
Number of Episodes: 1
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen