Capstone Profile: Million Hands team: creating prosthetic hands for children

The Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership developed this profile of the Million Hands Capstone, with excerpts below.

Each year, UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students work on a team of 3 to 5 students with the goal of engineering solutions using cutting edge technology and methods to address crucial industry, market or societal needs. We’ll be documenting several capstone teams as they work on their year-long projects, one of them being the Million Hands team comprised of Bioengineering students Aastha Shah, Aashish Bhardwaj,Sina Dabiri, Jose Ramirez, and mechanical engineering students Jacqueline Nguyen and Annie Lee. Engineering professors Alice Agogino and Grace O’Connell are the advisors of the project, and Daniel Lim, Berkeley MEng alumnus from the class of 2015, is the PhD lead on the project. 

The Million Hands team greatly benefited from a CITRIS seed grant and a generous donation by Dennis Chan.

Sophie’s super hand media coverage, courtesy of Daniel Lim

Featured Image: Student team members from left to right: Jacqueline Nguyen,Sina Dabiri, Meng-Hsuan (Annie) Lee, Jose Ramirez, Aastha Shah, and Aashish Bhardwaj.