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Fusion 360 can help you design the next medical innovation.

Bring your idea to life with Autodesk Fusion 360. Ideate, design, prototype, and make medical and health products by downloading the software.

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Start designing for the medical field by learning Fusion 360.

Learn Fusion 360 while exploring topics like prosthetic design or modeling and prototyping for product designers. Courses are available for beginners or those already familiar with Autodesk software.

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Find inspiration from others making improvements within medicine and health.

D-Rev created a sturdy, affordable knee joint prosthesis that addresses the specific needs of low-income amputees. The design was based on extensive feedback from amputees to ensure that users can kneel, squat, and ride a bicycle. Digital prototyping, durability testing, and analysis further refined the design's functionality.

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Ready to start designing? Sign up for an Autodesk Design for Industry challenge.

The Design for Medical Innovation competition challenges you to create the next life-changing medical solution, device, or equipment. Earn a cash prize & recognition by industry pros while competing against students from around the world.

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Where can I take free online courses that explore medical, health, and fitness innovation?


Product Design: Prosthetic Design

This course explores the design and development of an economically viable prosthetic socket for above-the-knee amputees in the developing world.


Modeling and Prototyping for Product Designers

In this class, you'll follow a concept-development process used widely by product and industrial designers. You'll learn how to integrate tools for identifying relevant user needs, develop various potential design concepts, and refine a final solution—all within Fusion 360. Additional tools for visualization such as rendering and 3D printing will allow you to test your concepts and improve them as necessary. 

Community Design Challenge using Fusion 360

Community Design Challenge

In this project, you'll apply user-centered design and sustainability practices to design a new water, sanitation and hygiene solution using Fusion 360. The project is inspired by the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Community Design Challenge in Diepsloot, South Africa

How else can I challenge myself to design advancements for health and medicine?

Sign up for the Design for Medical Innovation competition.

Earn recognition from industry pros by participating in the Autodesk Design for Medical Innovation Challenge. This competition challenges you to design a project in Fusion 360 based around the industry theme dedicated to transforming lives through innovative medical solutions. Take your skills to the next level in support of your future career and share your designs with our challenge partner, Boston Scientific, a global leader dedicated to transforming the health of patients around the world.

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Explore design for medical innovation with Instructables.

This project collection is full of amazing advancements in design thinking around health and medicine. Follow step-by-step Instructables from users who have shared their medical and health project designs online with the Instructables community. 

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Where can I find additional resources to help me design for the medical field?

Medical device industry trends

3 Medical-Device Industry Trends Changing Design and Manufacturing

Learn about three medical-device industry trends she believes are embracing and contributing to the dynamic change that is taking place in both design and manufacturing.

Pre-med student Rebecca Fox takes wrist brace design into her own hands using Tinkercad

Discover how pre-med student Rebecca Fox created her own wrist brace designs that were more comfortable and fashionable than what’s on the market today. 


Escobar Technologies’ Medical Simulator Is a Real Disrupter

Compared to today’s current models, Escobar Technologies’ simulators will have three major benefits: a quick innovation cycle, a multi-procedure function, and a lower price.

D. Casey Kerrigan, MD

How to Become a Product Designer: A Medical Doctor Shifts Career from Academia to Shoe Design

D. Casey Kerrigan, MD represents a new era in product design—an era in which anyone can leverage technology to turn expertise into ideas and ideas into inventions.