Date of Award
Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2023.
Bioengineering; Mechanical Engineering
Rhea Breast Pump is an innovative breast pump that implements biomimicry informed technology for a more efficient and comfortable breastfeeding experience. Our design implements a tongue actuator in conjunction with vacuum to mimic the suckling motion of a baby’s mouth, a heating element for pain alleviation, and a soft flange to maximize comfort. The development of this device is motivated by the goal of empowering women, specifically nursing mothers, to maintain their independence and individuality while raising a family. Our team, consisting of all female engineers, strongly believes in and supports the notion that women can and should have the freedom to effectively balance both aspects of their lives.
Daniels, Harper; James, Leanne; Reynolds, Laini; Rowe, Courtney; and Yaklich, Julia, "Rhea Breast Pump: Implementation of Biomimicry Technology" (2023). Interdisciplinary Design Senior Theses. 94.