A biological psychologist, inventor, entrepreneur, and human-computer interaction researcher, Jon Schull is the creator of e-NABLE, an online community that designs, customizes and fabricates affordable 3D-printed prosthetic hands for children and adults with missing fingers and hands.
Created less than a year ago, the community boasts approximately 1300 members and is growing by about 10 percent per week. Schull, e-NABLE, and its members have been featured in conferences, magazines, and news shows worldwide, including Science Online 2013, the Intel Sales Conference, National Collegiate Innovators and Inventors Alliance, and the CBS Evening News.
Schull's PhD is in Biological Psychology. He is the author of 19 patents, and is the former director of RIT's Center for Student Innovation. In his current role as research scientist in MAGIC, Schull directs a new initiative in Access and Collaboration Technologies. The "MAGIC ACT Initiative" explores how emerging technologies like 3D printers and heads up displays can meet the needs of underserved populations, and develops web-based collaboration tools to support innovation, learning, and community engagement.