The World Health Organization estimates that there are 40 million amputees. There is an ever-growing demand for prosthetic limbs to support amputees over the course of their lifetimes. This course explores the design and development of an economically viable prosthetic socket for above-the-knee amputees in the developing world. By applying user-centered design practices and using Fusion 360 CAD/CAM software to design a digital and 3D printed prototype, you will be able to generate a low-cost conceptual prosthetic socket design to meet real world human-centered challenges.
After completing this project, you will be able to:
- Explain and apply user-centered design practices and bio-medical research outcomes to develop a prosthetic socket design.
- Describe and apply sustainable design practices to the design process.
- Use Fusion 360 software to design, simulate, and a render a photo-realistic digital prototype of the prosthetic socket.
- Generate an STL file for 3D printing the prosthetic socket.
- Document and generate technical drawings and views for manufacturing the prosthetic socket.