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.

Learn more about Sophie’s journey in this article published in Berkeley Engineering Magazine by Daniel McGlynn.

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The CITRIS Invention Lab @ UC Berkeley supports faculty, student and community innovation by providing the knowledge, tools and support to rapidly design and prototype novel interactive products, embedded sensing systems and integrated mobile devices. The new facility will be a vital piece of the CITRIS pipeline running from the minds of researchers through CITRIS laboratories, and into the markets, industries, and streets of the world.

The 1,700 ft2 Invention Lab is located in 141 Sutardja Dai Hall at UC Berkeley and supports 3 major functions…

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Membership enrollment for Fall 2015 will OPEN ON August 26th.

Access fees are $125 per semester for individuals working on personal projects (payable by check or cash), and $350 per semester for sponsored research (payable by chartstring). We also now offer ‘Group’ memberships. Please visit the membership page for more information.




" Our mission is to usher the best IT and engineering ideas into the real world where they can make a difference for the better. We want to see a strong California economy, but we also want to see the evolution of excellent devices that promote human dignity, make cities work better, restore and strengthen health, preserve the environment, and bring people closer to each other and to the nature of the world they live in. "Paul K. Wright, Director Emeritus, CITRIS