Footpads manage increasing body mass: mammals
The footpads of mammals maintain functional integrity as body mass increases through changes in geometry and material properties.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Improved cushioning for footwear, tires, construction equipment, prosthetics, with better spreading of load. Using cushioning to provide energy in moving devices.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Engineering
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