Engineering student projects: Exoskeleton helps dogs

Purdue University engineering students designed an exoskeleton to help dogs with hip dysplasia. Other mechanical engineering projects include...

12/13/2008


West Lafayette, INPurdue University Mechanical Engineering students designed an exoskeleton to help dogs with hip dysplasia. Principles learned relate to mechatronics, motion control, and robotics.
Coverage of the senior project has included Engineering students help disabled dogs ."
Other Mechanical Engineering students projects include:
- Portable vaccine cooler for transporting vaccines in developing countries;
- Swiveling endoscope tip designed to provide improved dexterity for surgeons;
- Medical "crash cart" designed to help emergency room doctors by providing vital information;
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- System to tell people administering CPR whether they are pushing hard enough on a person's abdomen; and
- Vertical-takeoff aircraft.
"These were pretty demanding projects, especially considering they had to be completed in one semester," said Ray Cipra, Purdue associate professor of mechanical engineering.
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