June 16, 2017

While earning his master's degree in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program last year, Bill Haris embarked on an independent study project in which he developed a new kind of prosthetic limb.

Haris was inspired by his instructors Bob Armiger and Jeff Lesho, both of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, who have been instrumental in DARPA's Revolutionizing Prosthetics project.

Using open-source technology, Haris was able to incorporate advanced features like pattern recognition and machine learning into upper-extremity prostheses for a fraction of the price.

Read more about Haris's project on JHU Engineering's website.