Siobhan O'Brien's honours year project investigates prosthetic hands – specifically, how to optimise mechanical control systems to understand simple messages of intention from muscle movement in a person's arm.
"I love being able to do something to better the human body. I'm making a version of Iron Man!" O'Brien says.
She's just finished a Bachelor of Engineering (mechanical) and B Science double degree at the University of Wollongong.
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