Joel Gibbard


A helping hand with prosthetics

Joel Gibbard got into robots because he thought they were cool, and his favourites are those that mimic natural movement. Then at university, he realised that what he was doing could change people’s lives.

Joel Gibbard lives in Bristol, UK. He was passionate about robotics from an early age and has always been fascinated by technology. In 2011 he achieved a first class honours degree in Robotics from the University of Plymouth, UK. This was in part due to his final year project in which he designed a low-cost prosthetic hand for upper limb amputees. This has now developed into the Open Hand Project; a crowd funded, open source initiative which aims to get amputees using these low-cost devices.

Biography published 2014

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