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Xavier class uses 3D technology to help dog walk on four legs

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Xavier University students helped create and fit a prosthetic paw for a dog born with only three limbs.

On Wednesday, students from Gary Lewandowski's Human-Centered Making class were able to watch Tiny move on all-four limbs for the first time.

Over the last six weeks, Lewandowski's students assessed, fitted and researched possible solutions and prosthetics for Tiny. The XU students used 3D printing machines, fabricating Tiny's new paw.

The class was helped by Christine Geeding, a Xaiver graduate and prosthetist from J.F. Rowley Prosthetics and Orthotics.

"It was a great opportunity to work with the Xavier students and Tiny," said Geeding. "It was fascinating to explore 3D printing and how it relates to prosthetics."

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