Disabled Dog Gets New 3D-Printed Legs
Ashley Allen / 3 years ago
A disabled dog has been given a new lease of life, thanks to a 3D printer. Derby the dog was born with crippled front legs and abandoned at a shelter. Luckily, Derby found a loving home, and his new owner just happened to be director of a 3D printing company.
Derby previously relied on a front-mounted wheelcart, but it proved impractical. His owner, Tara Anderson, and her team at 3D Systems embarked on a mission to design and produce prosthetic attachments to help Derby run and play with other dogs.
With his new legs, Derby runs 2 to 3 miles day and is said to be happier than ever.