WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University students in a senior design course designed, built and tested an "exoskeleton" to help a dog afflicted with hip dysplasia walk without pain
The course was taught by John Nolfi, a continuing lecturer in the School of Mechanical Engineering. The mechanical engineering students demonstrated the exoskeleton on a dog outfitted with the device, working with a researcher in School of Veterinary Medicine.
The exoskeleton is made of a carbon composite material and conforms to the shape of the dog. It has been tested on a dog and has been shown to improve mobility about 55 percent.
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