Savilonis, Brian James
Key West Aquarium
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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