Sophie's super hand
Born with symbrachydactyly, eight-year-old Sophie doesn't have fully developed finger bones in her left hand, but with the help of a CITRIS Invention Lab team, she is the new user of a 3-D printed super hand.
An expanding network, including a new partnership with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, allows the joint efforts of alumni, faculty and students to engineer solutions and change the scope of improving health care.
In August, the campus community celebrated the opening of Jacobs Hall, headquarters of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, with high hopes for the impact to emanate from the facility's studios and maker spaces.
This fall, the CellScope team has adapted their device to analyze images of parasitic Loa loa worms to determine the safety of a treatment for river blindness (onchocerciasis).