My Bionic Hand

When

March 9, 2018
3/9/18 8:30 am - 3/9/18 10:00 am

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2018-03-0908:30:00 2018-03-0910:00:00 America/New_York My Bionic Hand Design Museum Mornings with Mike Benning, Hanger Clinic , Inc. At only 14 years old, Mike Benning had his left arm ... Optum 1325 Boylston St. Boston, MA Design Museum Boston info@designmuseumboston.org


Design Museum Mornings with Mike Benning, Hanger Clinic , Inc.

At only 14 years old, Mike Benning had his left arm amputated below the elbow after a harrowing experience with an aggressive form of childhood cancer.  Since then, Mike has worn a wide range of prosthetic devices.  He used a body powered prosthesis with a hook and cable for most of his life until receiving an i-limb through Hanger Clinic in 2012.  In 2015, he was the first person in the US be fitted with the most advanced technology of its time, the i-limb quantum.

Mike will share his prosthetic journey and explain how prosthetic design has not only improved his functionality, but also how public perception has changed with the evolution of his prosthetic devices. In addition to breakfast, March’s Design Museum Mornings will also include demonstrator devices, available for attendees to try.

Doors open at 8:30am; Presentation begins at 9:00am.

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Design Museum Mornings is a monthly event series brought to you by Design Museum Boston. These events are meant to inspire you before your day begins and bring you closer to the Design Museum Boston community. Each event will include a short presentation by a local thought-leader, free breakfast, and great people to wake up with. These events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Boston area. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please check out our host page here for more information.

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