Sunday, December 21, 2014

3D-Printed Legs Make Disabled Dog Learn Joy of Running

A pair of 3D-printed legs has sent a dog, born without front limbs, on his first ever run down a street. The video featuring the disabled animal happily sprinting into a normal dog’s life has won the hearts of millions on the web.

Derby the dog, who was born with only small forearms and no front paws, got his lucky ticket, when Tara Anderson of the South Carolina-based 3D Systems, decided to adopt him from a foster home. She was resolute on helping Derby to move around in the most comfortable and least traumatic way.

Her first idea was a cart, which turned out quite helpful, but would still not give Derby “the full motion of running.”

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