Last week, the Autodesk Portland office was fortunate enough to have one of our Autodesk Foundation grantees visit and speak to our employees and product teams about their non profit named Limbitless.
Limbitless is working with OHSU, a local hospital and one of four in the United States that are running medical trials to get FDA medical approval from testing prosthetics with children. Limbitless uses Fusion 360 and Eagle to design the prosthetics and also use Maya for developing a game to tech the children how to use their prosthetic and learn new skills. These prosthetics are styled like super heroes, video game characters, or princess themed all customized by the kids using an online 3D viewer.
It was an inspiring talk to hear from 4 people using our software to change the lives of children. I hope to be posting the base prosthetic 3D model as a fun contest for more sculpted designs for these children to select from and wear.
If you are interested in learning more, you can watch the great talk Albert Manero gave at Autodesk University just 4 months ago.
Reimagining How We Design Neuroprosthetic Limbs - Albert Manero of Limbitless in the AU 2019 Theater Talks