This week, the people of Boston were faced with great tragedy. But if tragedy had to happen anywhere, the city proved that, perhap, there was no place more prepared to handle it.
From surgeons and investigators to ordinary citizens, Boston rallied. And they continue to rally. Students have organized fundraisers. Restaurant staff have volunteered their time. People throughout the cities have opened their doors to those stranded. And the world-class medical and research institutions have continued their good work, helping those who are injured…and preparing for what’s ahead.
Among them are the people at MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics Research Group. The group develops physically assistive technologies that serve as extensions of the human body.
Elliott Rouse is a post-doctoral associate with the group.