Hastings College student builds robotic hand

Jordan Borrell wants to give others a helping hand — literally.

The Hastings College Physics major who graduated in 2013, took a step toward a career in designing and building prosthetics when he chose to build a robotic hand for his senior project.

Using research from engineers at Hiroshima University in Japan and his own research and experiments, Jordan constructed a robotic working hand. Based on his hand, the final product successfully gripped and released items.

Jordan completed the project in three and half months and demonstrated his project at the Hastings College Academic Showcase, a celebration of students’ classroom achievements.

While at Hastings College, Jordan also led various campus organizations, including the Public Relations Ambassadors and Beta Chi fraternity. He graduated cum laude and is now pursuing his Ph.D. in bioengineering at the University of Kansas.

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