"When it came to making my university choices I chose those universities with reputable engineering departments. However, after visiting all my choices I decided to put Plymouth as my only choice as I liked the fact that it employed a practical approach to engineering and it much more accurately fit my requirements. It also had some great facilities and staff who were experts in their fields and who had a real passion for their subjects.
Joel went on from National Instruments to found the Open Hand Project, raising tens of thousands of pounds to develop his final year project. He has since won numerous awards and funding to further develop the technology and design his passion has created.
Joel went on to work for National Instruments while further developing the robotic hand he made for his final year project. The Dextrus hand aims to make advanced prosthetic hands more accessible to amputees.