Pros­thetic hands project wins in­au­gu­ral Stephen Fry award

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS - Pic­ture: Kris Miller.

A project that makes be­spoke pros­thetic hands was among the win­ners at the Stephen Fry Awards for Ex­cel­lence in Public En­gage­ment with Re­search at Dundee Univer­sity.

The awards recog­nise work car­ried out by re­searchers at Dundee and to share their find­ings with the wider com­mu­nity.

The award for Public En­gage­ment Project of the Year 2018 was given to the col­lab­o­ra­tive team be­hind Hands of X, a project de­sign­ing be­spoke pros­thetic hands, avail­able in a va­ri­ety of ma­te­ri­als and colours.

The team in­cludes Dr Gra­ham Pullin and Dr An­drew Cook, pic­tured, and Ed­die Small from the univer­sity, as well as col­leagues from other or­gan­i­sa­tions. The prototype hands de­signed by the team can be found in the Cooper He­witt Smith­so­nian Mu­seum in New York, where they will be on dis­play un­til Septem­ber 2018.

Mr Fry said: “I couldn’t be more proud to lend my name to this award.”

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