Biomimetic swimming aid based on a dolphins tail

Lunocet Swim Fin

The latest biomimetic product design we've seen is a swimming aid for humans, based on the tail of a dolphin, called the Lunocet Swim Fin.

The device consists of carbon fiber hydrofoils attached to a baseplate made from aluminum and titanium. Cycling shoes strap into the baseplate, which is engineered in such a way that the motion of your legs causes the hydrofoils to pivot. The result? "The Lunocet creates lift-based propulsion so powerful it can launch a human out of the water."

Source: core77.comAdded: 5 June 2009

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