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Doctor who lost his legs on Mt. Everest develops prosthetics for soldiers, those in need

Doctor who lost his legs on Mt. Everest develops prosthetics for soldiers, those in need (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A local hospital got some high tech help on Wednesday night to raise money for robotic surgery.

Dr. Hugh Herr was the keynote speaker and talked exclusively with Local 12 Medical Reporter Liz Bonis before the event.

He lost his lower legs while mountain climbing at 17-years-old due to frostbite.

He worked to develop high-tech prosthetics over time and now builds them for soldiers and people who need them.

"So we are developing three interfaces with the body, mechanical, electrical and dynamics, we figure out how to attach things mechanically and we figure out how to build things that move like human body parts,” said Dr. Herr.

Wednesday night's event will help expand the Robotic Center of Excellence at Bethesda North Hospital.

Dr. Herr is working on other body part prosthetics and some that are specially designed for women.

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