iWalk Founder Wins the 2012 Museum of Science Invented Here! Award
9/21/2012 10:25:06 AM
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iWalk, the leader in Personal Bionics™, announced today that Founder Hugh Herr, PhD, received the prestigious Invented Here! Award from the Museum of Science, Boston, for his invention of the BiOM® Ankle System, the first true personal bionic intervention enabling natural movement for lower-limb amputees. Unlike traditional prosthetics that only mimic bone structure, the commercially-available BiOM emulates muscles and tendons, empowering people to walk with a natural gait at their chosen speed using the same metabolic energy as a non-amputee.