Prosthetic hands project wins inaugural Stephen Fry award
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.”