Thursday, November 14, 2019
News
NEWS HOME
»
PRN INDIA
Autodesk Fusion 360 Tools Enable Social Hardware to Advance Design of Prosthetics
  SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend  
   

- Created by Social Hardware with generative design, modular assistive device offers rural prosthetics users greater control and mobility for demanding field work

- Launched at Autodesk's first Design Night in India

HYDERABAD, India, Oct. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Indian startup Social Hardware today unveiled their modular assistive device connector, named the Avocado Wrist Connector for its resemblance to the fruit. Autodesk helped the team to apply generative design to the connector, focusing on minimizing weight while ensuring strength and durability - a problem often faced with a typical single prosthetic hand and socket device.

(L-R) Cameron Norris and Abhit Kumar, Co-Founders of Social Hardware

The connector was launched at Autodesk's first Design Night in India, the opening event of Hyderabad Design Week. Centred on the theme of Design and AI, the event showcased new examples of design and technology, featuring innovations in generative design, including the wheel of Volkswagen's iconic electric bus, Under Armour's first 3D-printed performance trainer and General Motors' improved seat belt bracket.

The Avocado Wrist Connector offers users greater control and mobility as it allows them to quickly switch between tools essential to agricultural or construction work, such as a spade or a rake. In India, the highest rate of amputation occurs in low-income, rural areas - home to more than two-thirds[i] of the country's population - as a result of road, railway, and agricultural accidents. These injuries often prevent amputees from returning to work, and most assistive devices are too expensive, or too heavy and fragile for demanding field work.

A key benefit of generative design, a technology exclusively available in Autodesk Fusion 360, is the ability to make lighter-weight parts, minimizing mass and material use while maintaining high performance standards and respecting engineering constraints. Generative design enabled the Social Hardware team to achieve a weight reduction for the connector from 300g to just 96g, a result that would have taken months through traditional design methods, but instead took less than a week.

"The development of assistive devices includes many rounds of ideation and a lot of prototyping and testing for engineering design. Fusion 360 has made it incredibly easy for us to prepare designs for rapid prototyping, speeding up the process of development and getting the connector ready to meet the needs of amputees across the country," said Abhit Kumar, Co-Founder, Social Hardware.

Besides serving as a tool for making lighter, stronger parts, generative design technology also creates an opportunity for faster workflows that allow for better-informed design decisions. Kumar continued, "Fusion 360's agile working environment has also enabled us to efficiently share knowledge and work more collaboratively - vital for our team as we have contributors from different parts of the world. Without this flexibility, development and production time would have taken exponentially longer, and ultimately drive up the cost of the connector."

Today, generative design is being adopted by the largest companies in automotive, aerospace, architecture and construction, industrial machinery and consumer goods. Using AI and the computing power of the cloud, generative design enables designers and engineers to create thousands of design options by simply defining their design problem through parameters such as materials, manufacturing methods, and cost constraints. The software explores the possible permutations of a solution, quickly generating design alternatives so engineers can explore and choose from more manufacturing-ready design options, far more rapidly than was ever conceivable before.

"The Avocado Wrist Connector has the potential to improve the lives of over half a million[ii] upper limb amputees in India, providing equal opportunity to people with disabilities," said Haresh Khoobchandani, Vice President of Asia Pacific at Autodesk. "With its ability to explore options for reducing product weight through part consolidation and dramatically speed up the product development process, generative design is the future of manufacturing. We are honoured to support Social Hardware's pioneering journey to use it to create sustainable solutions for the healthcare industry and look forward to the next milestone."

While the Avocado Wrist Connector is currently in the testing stage, Social Hardware is making it available as part of a STEM education kit to hobbyists, students, and education institutions to gather more feedback. The team has also partnered with rehabilitation centres across the country, including the Association of People with Disability, Karnataka and Nevedac Prosthetic Centre, Punjab to make their assistive devices available to users free of charge.

For more information, please visit www.socialhardware.in.

About Autodesk Design Night

Autodesk Design Night is an event series that explores a different theme - such as biomimicry, animation, or robotics - that challenges the conventionally narrow definition of design. Design Night events are produced by Autodesk in cities around the world, such as San Francisco, Dublin, Singapore, Switzerland and Tokyo, providing a fascinating venue for exploration, networking, and the exchange of ideas centred around design.

About Autodesk

Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything. To learn more about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com or follow @autodesk.

Autodesk and the Autodesk logo are registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

© 2019 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved

[i] World Bank, 2017
[ii] The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association

Photo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1009959/Cameron_Norris_Abhit_Kumar_Social_Hardware.jpg

Media Contact:
Debarshi Behera
Debarshi.Behera@edelman.com
+91-9717776197
Senior Account Manager
Edelman India

More News by PR Newswire India

GRAX Releases Data Enrichment Hub for Salesforce.com

Publicis Sapient Named a Leader among Global Digital Experience Agencies

WATEC 2019 - The Start-Up Nation Is Coming Together for Water

Tukatech Launches "TUKATALKS" Podcast Featuring Fashion Industry Experts

Hexagon Peak and Huawei Sign 200 MW Cooperation Agreement for Vietnam Solar Market

Dr. Batra's - Protect Children With the Gift of Homeopathy

Walmart Canada and DLT Labs™ launch world's largest full production blockchain solution for industrial application

deAsra Launches the 'Homepreneur Resource Center'

FICCI Medical Travel Value Awards 2019 Given to 25 Hospitals & Healthcare Service Providers

70% of Large Indian Firms Use Analytics: Study by Analytics India Magazine & SAS

Global Technology Forerunner Amtex Wins the "CII Connect 2019 Award" for Exemplary Application of Technology

Hemp Against Eczema: Hemp Horizons Shows the Way for a 'Side-effect Free' Treatment

USDT-Margined Futures Live on OKEx

Artificial Sweeteners, an Alternative to the Sumptuous Silent Killer - Sugar

This Children's Day, Lil'Goodness Urges Millennial Moms to Inculcate Good and Healthy Eating Habits for Their Kids

Airbiquity Named 2019 Telematics Solution Provider of the Year by Mobile Breakthrough Awards

Promoting the Internationalization of Jiangsu Tourism, the Offline Activity Jiangsu "Lucky Dog" Ended Successfully

Saksoft H1FY20 Revenue at Rs. 178.39 Crs, a Growth of 3.9% Y-o-Y

10by10 Studio's Innovative Ideas Recognized by Smart Cities Council India

Anonos Keynote Speech on Lawful Data Monetization in the GDPR Era

AntWorks partners with SEED Group to drive adoption of Artificial Intelligence in the GCC

Exiger Wins Highly Commended for AML/CTF Compliance Capabilities

International Diabetes Federation: Latest Figures Show 463 Million People Now Living With Diabetes Worldwide as Numbers Continue to Rise

IT Minister of Telangana, KT Ramarao to Flagoff India's Biggest Festival 'IndiaJoy' for Gaming, Animation, VFX Media and Entertainment in Hyderabad

10T Tech and Hanhaa XG Enter into 3 Year Consumer eSIM Agreement

Ascensia Diabetes Care Celebrates the Important Role Families Play in Supporting People With Diabetes on World Diabetes Day 2019

International Peacemaker Professor Padraig O'Malley Receives Prestigious Henley & Partners Global Citizen Award

Higher Adoption of Emerging Technologies in Commercial Vehicles Stoke OEM Collaborations with Technology Developers

Chubb appoints Jason Keen as Division President, Chubb Global Markets

Adyen Launches Card Issuing Offering

NordVPN Officially Launches Its File Encryption Tool NordLocker

Innovative Term Product From ICICI Prudential Life Offers Life Cover to Individuals With Health Conditions

Industry Should Set Up Online Portal to Facilitate International Patients - Commerce Secretary

Sales Performance International Announces New Major Account Planning for Salesforce

Tradewind Announces $2.5 Million Credit Facility for Sustainable Homewares Company based in China and the USA

Introducing Maxima and Maxime, new premium fragrances to step up fragrance category

Queen's University Belfast Affirms Their Focus on Employability for Indian Students at Experience Queen's Event in Bangalore

Marketing analytics firms Marketscience Consulting and Truesight Consulting merge to deliver more unified and advanced client solutions

People Were Willing to Cooperate in Ayodhya Matter, Says Sri Sri in his EU Address

Nucleus Software Appoints Prakash Purushottam Pai as Chief Evangelist Officer

Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore Intrigued by WeBank's Fintech-powered Services at SFF x SWITCH

Vakrangee Q2FY2019-20 Financial Results

Mumbai-based Artists 'Hari & Deepti' Revealed as the Next Four Seasons Envoys: Paper and Light Tell Their Story

Suning Sets New Singles' Day Record with Omni-Channel Orders Increasing by 76%

Indian Top Artist in Ketterer Kunst Auction in Germany

Bright Pattern Recognized for Highest ROI and Fastest Time to Deploy of All CCaaS Providers

Bloom Hotel Group bets Aggressively on Gujarat

'What Is Love?' - Burberry Reveals Festive Campaign

IIHM Young Chef Olympiad 2020 Launched at House of Lords, London

Chemetall completes expansion of its production site in Langelsheim, Germany

Gizmobaba, the Crossborder Social eCommerce Platform Gets Shortlisted for 3rd Startup India Investment Summit in China

International Gas Union Reaction to the IEA World Energy Outlook 2019

AI-Driven Health Benefits Platform ekincare Raises USD 3.6M

Wi-Fi Now Awards TalkTalk and ASSIA with "Best In-home Wi-Fi Product"

Enterprise AI Market in India is Heading Towards a Wider Adoption, Says New Study by Analytics India Magazine & BRIDGEi2i

Asia's Fastest Growing Cloud Telephony Platform, Exotel, Will Close the Year at Rs. 120 Crores

CreativeSprout's Assimilate to Organize India's First Health Marketing Summit in New Delhi

Megha Gas: An Extraordinary Beginning: Building Gas Infrastructure Aggressively for a Green Future

CIIE 2019: Yili Establishes Dairy Industry's First Sustainable International Supply Chain Network

Derana TV Selects LiveU Technology for its Entire Newsgathering Operations

Pennar Industries Reports 85% y-o-y Increase in Q2 FY2020 Consolidated PAT After Minority Interest at INR 23.5 Crore

Punjabi is the Fastest Growing Spoken Language in Australia: Australian High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu

Over 1,000sqm of Absen LED Used at GITEX 2019

INNOPIA launches Netflix-integrated Hailstorm Hybrid program in partnership with Amlogic and Verimatrix

INNOPIA becomes the first Korean ODM partner of Hailstorm Hybrid program, together with Synaptics and NAGRA

Isotropic Systems Completes Bi-Directional Over-the-Air Satellite Tests

Flexera Applauded by Frost & Sullivan for Being a Leader in Software-Enforced Software Licensing

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) selects Wilson Sporting Goods as an Official Partner of Roland-Garros and of the FFT

TRACE Releases 2019 Bribery Risk Matrix, Launches Bribery Risk Typology

Zeus Unveils High-Ratio FluoroPEELZ® Clear Peelable Heat Shrink

Tealium Launches Private Cloud to Help Organizations Maintain Unparalleled Data Security in the Cloud

Silicon Wafer Area Shipments Fall for Fourth Consecutive Quarter

World Intellectual Property Report 2019 - Local Hotspots, Global Networks: Innovative Activity Is Increasingly Collaborative and International

Fresh Hops Sent to Korea For Brewing in Just One Day

Cloudleaf Commended by Frost & Sullivan for Transforming Supply Chain Visibility and Redefining the Way Enterprises Work

Allscripts Awarded the 2019 US Company of the Year Award for its Advanced RCM Services

Ascom Commended by Frost & Sullivan for Dominating the Enterprise Wireless Phone Market with 20 Percent of the Shipment Share

Eastman collaborates with NB Coatings to offer sustainable automotive plastic

Parallel Wireless Helps to Deliver on MTN's OpenRAN Vision across Africa

Godrej Locks to Commemorate 3rd Home Safety Day on 15th November

Siklu Announces the Terragraph Product Family

Merck Licenses CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology to Evotec

Global urology leader Advanced MedTech co-leads SonoMotion's US$10 million Series B fundraising

PeopleStrong Appoints Ex-Aon Hewitt CEO Sandeep Chaudhary as President

Neurovalens Unveils Modius SLEEP, a Genius Next-Gen Device Powered by Neuroscience to Optimize Sleep Health and Address the Global Sleep Crisis, Without Medication

Quectel Opens R&D Center in Belgrade to Expand Global Presence

Appointment of Deepak Malhotra as a Director on Azure Power Global's Board

FreedomPay Announces An Agreement With Marriott International For Commerce Technology Innovation

Xinhua Silk Road: Wetland city Changde hosts international marathon event

Xinhua Silk Road: NE China's Heilongjiang launches winter tourism roadshow in Beijing

Volkswagen Joins SEMI; Membership to Advance Automotive Electronics

A Call to Action on Advancing Cyberstability: Global Commission (GCSC) Launches Final Report

MSI Unveils the Complete Product Line up of the New 'Content Creation' Series in India

UST Global Acquires Contineo Health, a Leading Healthcare Technology Consulting Firm Specializing in EHR Optimization

Seclore and Safetica Join Forces to Automatically Detect, Protect and Track Sensitive Information the Last Mile

GCPL's BBLUNT Re-energizes Growth With a Keen Eye on E-commerce and New Innovations in Their Hair Care and Styling Range

Xinhua Silk Road: Chery's engine listed among China's top ten engines for 2019

New World Gold Council Survey Highlights Substantial Opportunities for Gold

ThoughtWorks Honored With Excellence in Gender Inclusivity Award by NASSCOM

2019 World Sensors Summit Unveiled - Zhengzhou Embraces Whole World

Vymo Wins Aditya Birla's Bizlabs Fintech Award for Mobile-first Personal Sales Assistant

SummitAI Sierra Brings Enhanced AI Capabilities to Flagship ITSM Solution

Xinhua Silk Road: Sensor industry projects flock to settle in Zhengzhou, C. China

Statement: Vision Impact Institute Supports Women in Japan Demanding Rights to Wear Glasses at Work

WeBank's Henry Ma on Digital Banks: Promote Financial Inclusion and Achieve a Sustainable Business

Teleperformance in India Recognised as Best Employer 2019

Habanos, S.A. Presents Its World Preview of the Romeo y Julieta Maravillas 8, an Exclusive Edition to Celebrate the Chinese New Year

Hitachi Chief Revenue Officer to Share Winning Digital Strategies at the Sales Team Accelerator Retreat: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange

Prepare Your Business for the Workplace of 2025: Top Trends Impacting Latin America

ATAI Life Sciences and Cyclica launch joint venture to revolutionize drug development for mental health disorders

Ribbon Deploys Colt Japan's Emergency Calling Service

The Second China International Import Expo concludes successful run

The Fifth Edition of Solaris - IIM Udaipur's Annual Management Fest Concludes on High Note

Embassy Office Parks REIT Announces Second Quarter FY 2019-20 Results; Reports Another Strong Quarter of Leasing and a Quarterly Distribution of Rs. 4,630 Million

Admissions 2020-21 Open at India's First Design University

'Right To Protein' Health Campaign Launched to Create Awareness About the Importance of Proteins in an Indian Diet

Jaquar Group's Mehra Family Joins the Forbes List of top 100 Billionaires of India

Jana Small Finance Bank Raises Rs 225 Crores Capital

2019 World Sensors Summit and Expo Held in Zhengzhou, China

Global Modular and Prefabricated Building Market Set for Robust CAGR of 6.3% from 2018 to 2025

TATA Projects Builds 1000-bed Hospital

Swascan Collaborates With Video Conferencing Provider to Proactively Address Software Vulnerability

Kavalan's Latest Bottle Features a Studded Crown Fit For a King

CreditMantri Wins the Prestigious Jason J. Spindler 'Big Data for Impact' Award and the Alphamundi Foundation Impact Finance Awards at UNDP-SDG Finance Geneva Summit in Oct, 2019

Executive Education Programs from Michigan State University Coming to India

We Lose 11 Years on Smart Devices: Singapore health tech company calculates the cost of screen time with this revolutionary tool

SK-II ARTIST SERIES: POWER OF PITERA

Indian Neo Banks are Democratising ERP and Financial Services for Underserved SMBs - Ezo Banks

JA Solar Supplies High-efficiency PERC Modules for a 32MW Solar-Plus-Storage Project in Hokkaido

SpeakIn Finds its Latest Investor in Aditya Ghosh, CEO South Asia OYO

The Opening Of Grand Final UniPin SEACA 2019

 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar pays tribute to ma...
Raking up such issues for political gain...
Court convicts 46 in Yanam factory rioti...
Indo-France joint military Exercise Shak...
Token seat not acceptable this time: Chi...
Chidambaram's judicial custody extended ...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Sexually aggressive people watch po... 
Federer talks about retirement befo... 
If there is no football, I have to ... 
'You wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlat... 
Don't give up on stopping Brexit: E... 
Venice flooded by highest tide in m... 
Israel-Gaza 'ceasefire begins' afte... 
MHA yet to convince states, UTs on ...