PROSTHESIS DESIGNS FOR ANIMALS WITH DISABILITIES
5 November 2018 Share

PROSTHESIS DESIGNS FOR ANIMALS WITH DISABILITIES

In an attempt to get rid of the borders in our animal friends’ lives and to provide them with lives without borders, students from Yaşar University Department of Industrial Design designed prostheses/orthoses, walkers and splints for them as part of the Industrial Design Studio course.

 Administered by Lecturer Mustafa Biçer under the coordination of Lecturer (PhD) Tolga Benli, students from the Faculty of Arts and Design Department of Industrial Design worked to make lives of animals with disabilities easier as part of the Industrial Design Studio course. Working to allow animals that have innate disabilities or disabilities caused by a disease, accident or an attack to clutch onto life and to move freely, the students prepared designs intended to make better arrangements in the animals’ lives so they eat, drink and get social almost like healthy animals do. The students have used a variety of materials including 3-D printers, visco, natural skin and special silicon materials to make their designs compatible with bodies of disabled animals so they move comfortably.