A rare frog that lives in Veragua Rainforest has inspired a new mode of transport!
Industrial Product Design students at Veritas University in Costa Rica created a new mode of transport inspired by the endangered Tiger Frog at Veragua Rainforest. “Frogger” is the state-of-the-art transport solution designed for biologists working in the molecular biology laboratory, BIOMOL, in Guanacaste.
Veritas students Kenneth Agüero, Fabián Ávila and Andrés Quirós developed the design, which won an award in the final evaluation of the Bionics course of the School of Industrial Product Design. The project caught the attention of the jury for its feasibility in production, and its design versatility to handle the terrain where it will be used.
Veritas University has partnered with Veragua Rainforest for several years with innovative seminars and courses in product design, fashion design and digital animation that inspire novel ideas based on the movements and forms of rainforest animals and plants. Students work with Veragua’s specialized biologists using biomimicry to develop ingenious, sustainable product designs.