Hugh Gill, chief technical officer of Touch Bionics, headquartered in Livingston, Scotland, has been inducted into the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame for his work on the i-limb multiarticulating bionic hand. Gill also pioneered the development of i-limb digits designed for patients with missing fingers.
“We are thrilled that Hugh has received such a prestigious honor,” Ian Stevens, CEO of Touch Bionics said. “This recognition is a well-deserved acknowledgement of Hugh’s hard work and incredible engineering skill.”
Gill has more than 39 years of experience in high technology companies, working in product design and manufacturing, after earning a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland. He has 12 product patents and design diversifications of tunneling machines, shipyard bending machines, wind turbines, printers, cameras, banking machines, human tissue drug tests, and industrial cleaning machines.
“One needs the courage to lead significant changes in prosthetics and to overcome barriers to success,” Gill said.
The Hall of Fame was introduced by the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (IESIS), and there are currently 15 members of the Hall of Fame. Following the award, Gill was also elected as an IESIS Honorary Fellow.