Claire Gutermuth has joined HITLAB as Coordinator. She is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Davidson College. Claire plans to spend her career using design to solve basic quality-of-life issues.
During college, Claire interned in the Design Studio of The Tech Museum of San Jose, where she learned to 3D print prosthetic hands for children using open-source digital files. She presented at Stanford University’s MedicineX Conference 2014 on her work. At Davidson she was also a Human-Centered Design Fellow, the result of a collaboration between Davidson and IDEO to integrate design thinking into higher education.
After graduation, Claire was awarded a Fulbright research scholarship in New Delhi, India, to continue her prosthetics work. There she conducted qualitative interviews with amputees to assess gaps in the healthcare system. She also trained a team of seven engineers at Anudip Foundation in digital design, 3D printing, and fitting of prosthetic arms. The team continues to design and fit patients with 3D printed devices. Upon returning from India, Claire joined the Hillary Clinton campaign as a community organizer in North Carolina.
Claire’s passions outside of work include drawing, sewing, swing dancing, and cooking.