Out On A Limb
Airs Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
“Out On A Limb” explores the amazing evolution of prosthetics and advancements in robotics and neuroscience that are helping adults and children who have lost a limb.
Read Daria Price's interview with Director Michael Goldfarb, Center for Intelligent Mechatronics, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
A science story and a human story, this documentary shows the transformative impact of technology for those who use prosthetics. The film interviews inventors such as Van Phillips, the creator of the Flex-Foot and Cheetah Leg that was used by Oscar Pistorius at the 2012 Summer Olympics, as well as researchers who are developing prosthetics that can be controlled through thoughts alone.
From laboratories such as Johns Hopkins Center for Applied Physics to real world applications at military hospitals and even a camp for children who are amputees, “Out On A Limb” takes viewers on a journey that reveals what’s on the horizon and beyond, as emerging technologies and developments in neuroscience provide opportunities that never existed before.
Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the 2013 Boston International Film Festival. Produced by Under the Sign, LLC, 2012. Directed by Daria Price.