Science of Innovation (2013): Bionic Limbs
Professor Homayoon Kazerooni is a robotics engineer at the University of California, Berkeley, with more than 40 patents to his name. His research on exoskeletons relies on more than just ingenuity and engineering expertise. It's also an example of how inspiration can play a part in the innovation process, the simple desire to help other humans.
In celebration of the 165th birthday of one of America's greatest innovators, Thomas Edison, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and NBC Learn produced this 11-part series narrated by Ann Curry highlighting innovators from across the country.