ME Professor Alice Agogino and Grace O'Connell Awarded CITRIS Seed Funding for Their Work on 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

ME Professors Alice Agogino and Grace O'Connell have been awarded the CITRIS and the Banatao Institute's 2017 Core Seed Funding. The funding was awarded for their project "Million Hands: Prosthetic Hands for Children Through and Open Source Platform, 3D Printers and Sensors." With this project, researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and Davis will collaborate to develop a modular platform that is "1) customizable to the many hand shapes that are possible as a result of the above conditions, 2) capable of natural movement, and 3) strong enough to perform most daily tasks."

 

Congratulations, professors!