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Augmented: The future of brain-controlled prosthetic limbs




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Join STAT and NOVA for a discussion on 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 include Jim Ewing, eponymous recipient of the Ewing Amputation; Hugh Herr, Ph.D., professor, MIT; Matthew Orr, assistant professor, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communication, Northwestern University; director, “Augmented”; and Shriya Srinivasan, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher, Society of Fellows, Harvard University.

NOVA’s “Augmented” premieres on Wed, Feb. 23 at 9/8c on PBS. Or watch 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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