3D Computer-Printed Prosthetic Legs Allow Disabled Dog to Walk & Run - Video

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    Dec 18, 2014 11:24 PM GMT
    An amazing era we're moving into.

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    Dec 19, 2014 2:53 AM GMT
    Oh my God, that's amazing! He looks so happy with his new "legs!"
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    Dec 19, 2014 9:46 PM GMT
    Absolutely wonderful story ArtDeco.
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    Dec 19, 2014 10:14 PM GMT
    Koastal saidAbsolutely wonderful story ArtDeco.
    Thanks for making me smile today! icon_smile.gif

    YW! But humans are already receiving 3D printed prosthetics, not just dogs. I just thought this story had its own special appeal. It's amazing to me how fast this new technology is moving forward.

    My own late father was an amputee, so I guess I'm sensitive to this subject, regarding those with missing or deformed limbs. What they learned helping this dog may have value as the science of creating improved human prosthetics moves forward.
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    Dec 20, 2014 2:16 AM GMT
    I'm a little disappointed. He's clearly moving BETTER, but it seems like they screwed up on the scale. They've gotta make something that won't ruin his back (his hind quarters are clearly higher than his front). Hopefully there's Legs 2.0 coming soon.
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    Dec 20, 2014 4:37 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidI'm a little disappointed. He's clearly moving BETTER, but it seems like they screwed up on the scale. They've gotta make something that won't ruin his back (his hind quarters are clearly higher than his front). Hopefully there's Legs 2.0 coming soon.

    I wondered about that as well. But it might be a matter of taller prosthetics becoming unstable for an active dog with a deformity like his. Perhaps they're working on that. And maybe an issue of letting the dog acclimate to the use of prosthetics that are more easily manageable, and then later introduce him to taller ones that require more ability to operate, once he's acquired the experience & skills.
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    mickeytopogigio saidI'm a little disappointed. He's clearly moving BETTER, but it seems like they screwed up on the scale. They've gotta make something that won't ruin his back (his hind quarters are clearly higher than his front). Hopefully there's Legs 2.0 coming soon.



    If you go to 1:40 in the video, you can hear them say they started him out very low so the change wouldn't be too drastic.
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    Dec 20, 2014 4:05 PM GMT
    JUST AMAZING...........THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS. MADE MY DAY.
    and yes. i shed a few tears watching him use his new 'legs'.
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    Dec 20, 2014 9:35 PM GMT
    God I need a 3D PRINTER!
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    Dec 20, 2014 9:56 PM GMT
    patito saidGod I need a 3D PRINTER!

    Does anyone know how much they cost? And what computer power and software is needed? I would think the cost of the "ink" (plastic material) would be sky high.

    And maybe a change in terminology needs to be used. "Printer" suggests a flat 2 dimensions. Maybe 3D modeler? Or 3D sculptor? I dunno, but printer doesn't work for me.
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    Dec 21, 2014 9:24 AM GMT
    saw one demo'd at home depot last month for around 3k.
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    Dec 21, 2014 1:59 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    patito saidGod I need a 3D PRINTER!

    Does anyone know how much they cost? And what computer power and software is needed? I would think the cost of the "ink" (plastic material) would be sky high.

    And maybe a change in terminology needs to be used. "Printer" suggests a flat 2 dimensions. Maybe 3D modeler? Or 3D sculptor? I dunno, but printer doesn't work for me.


    It depends on the type/model, there are several different types.

    I don't think they're THAT expensive tho.

    I checked on eBay last week, and there were some going for 250 USD.

    but I wouldn't recommend buying that sort of things on eBay.

    I did think the ink/plastic might be a bit high.
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    Dec 21, 2014 9:32 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    patito saidGod I need a 3D PRINTER!

    Does anyone know how much they cost? And what computer power and software is needed? I would think the cost of the "ink" (plastic material) would be sky high.

    And maybe a change in terminology needs to be used. "Printer" suggests a flat 2 dimensions. Maybe 3D modeler? Or 3D sculptor? I dunno, but printer doesn't work for me.


    I think that there are many varieties of 3D printers since there are many different materials with which they can print and they come in different sizes. I'd like to see one working.
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    Dec 21, 2014 9:36 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidAn amazing era we're moving into.



    That video shows how adaptable dogs are.