Pads cushion feet: mammals
The foot pads of many mammals provide cushioning using hydrostatic structures, essentially working as fluid-filled cushions.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Bicycle helmets, air bags, cushioned packaging, cushioning for machinery and noise dampening.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Safety, packaging, manufacturing, noise pollution
Robert F. Ker
School of Biology, The University of Leeds