CCI Professor Helping to Create 3-D Prosthetic Hands

Date Published: 
Friday, March 3, 2017

This semester, David Wilson, Ph.D, professor in the Department of Software and Information Systems is teaching an Interaction Design Studio in collaboration with Richard Chi (Biology). The topic of the Design Studio will be on design and interaction issues around 3D printing of prosthetics for kids. Dr. Chi has been working with the CCI Makerspace and Infrastrucer Lab to build a prosthetic hand for Amy, a 9-year-old girl who lives in Texas. He also brings connections to the Helping Hand Project, a regional nonprofit organization based in Chapel Hill, NC that specializes in providing 3D printed prosthetic hands free of charge for children in need.