Whale Blood Sampling Technique. Sarah Kolpin Kevin Wright Hani Bou Reslan. Overview. Problem statement Background information Design objectives & criteria Product design specifications Product design Design alternative Conclusion & future plans. Problem Statement.
Sarah KolpinKevin WrightHani Bou Reslan
Currently there is no device that allows field researchers to extract blood samples from free-ranging large cetaceans. Developing a tool where blood can safely be taken from whales in the wild would mark a breakthrough in current technology and allow for subsequent studies to focus on critical physiological indices necessary for maintaining the general health of cetacean populations.
Humpback whale anatomy
5. Penetrable material
6. Vacuum cylinder
7. Site for retracting
The proposed design takes the key product design specifications into consideration, and fulfills needs of our client.