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Derby the dog gets 3D-printed prosthetic legs [VIDEO]

A holiday season feel good story - have tissues at the ready.


Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 10.23.57 AMJust in time for the holiday season, here’s a feel good story about a dog who’s been given a new lease on life thanks to a set of 3D-printed legs.

Derby the dog was born with deformed front legs that severely restricted his mobility. A set of wheels attached to a harness didn’t do the trick because the setup didn’t replicate the real motions involved in running. So owner Tara Anderson and her cowokers, who have access to 3D modelling software and printing equipment, made Derby a set of custom prosthetics.

The rest is history. Have tissues at the ready.

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