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Editor’s note: A recording of this event is embedded below. Some clips from the film referenced in the discussion have been removed due to privacy guidelines. You can watch the trailer referenced at the start of the discussion here

Join STAT and NOVA for a discussion of the documentary “Augmented,” exploring the pioneering amputation surgery described in the film and new advances in brain-controlled prosthetic limbs.


You’ll hear from key players in the film about their research and experiences, and with them, we’ll look toward what’s next.

Featured speakers:

  • Matthew J. Carty, M.D., staff surgeon, Brigham & Women’s Hospital; director, BWH Lower Extremity Reconstruction Program; director of strategy & innovation, BWH Stepping Strong Center; associate professor of surgery, Harvard Medical School; research scientist, MIT Media Lab
  • Jim Ewing, eponymous recipient of the Ewing Amputation
  • Matthew Orr, assistant professor, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communication, Northwestern University; director, “Augmented”
  • Shriya Srinivasan, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher, Society of Fellows, Harvard University
  • Julia Cort, co-executive producer, NOVA (partner introduction)
  • Gideon Gil, managing editor, STAT (moderator)

NOVA’s “Augmented” premiered on Wed, Feb. 23 on PBS. Catch it on the PBS Video app or online.

Funding for NOVA is provided by, the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the NOVA Science Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers. NOVA is a production of GBH.


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