Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Abstract

This project focused on Rocky, a green sea turtle, who lost his front right flipper in a boating accident. Rocky also has a buoyancy disorder, which inhibits him from swimming naturally. This project developed a floatation device to counteract Rocky's buoyancy disorder as well as a prosthetic flipper to imitate his healthy flipper. The team also created a generalized process, demonstrated in an instructional pamphlet and video, that can be used to assist in making prosthetics for other sea turtles.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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