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Prosthetic fins for injured sea turtles


Researchers from the AUT BioDesign Lab have developed a prosthetic fin to rehabilitate injured sea turtles. To help injured turtles, PhD student Nick van der Geest and his supervisor Dr Lorenzo Garcia worked on four-dimensional turtle fin kinematics and the optimisation of the fin geometry to bio mimic the movement of a real fin.

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