With an inexpensive, body-powered prosthetic that replicates an amputee's lost hand, a University of Wisconsin–Madison mechanical engineering student earned second place in the undergraduate division of the 2012 National Collegiate Inventors Competition, held in Washington, D.C., in November.
“Just to see where the future could be ... I feel like you could change the world with this idea. And that’s what keeps me going.” Eric Ronning
Photo: Eric Ronning