Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Abstract

Lola is a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle that has an amputated right pectoral flipper. Our team focused our efforts on creating a lightweight, durable attachment that minimized application time and aligned properly to the residual limb. A final design was created in order to maximize the effectiveness of the device, while maintaining the biomechanics of the original flipper design. This work created a foundation that can be applied to other amputee turtles in order to improve their quality of life.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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