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Ozzie the goose

Measuring Ozzie's leg

Designing a goose leg

3D-printing a goose leg and foot

Pieces of a 3D-printed goose prosthetic

Goose leg printed with plastic

Goose prosthetic bends

Ozzie tries on his new leg

Ozzie, a goose from South Africa, is back on his feet thanks to a 3D-printed leg and foot designed just for him.

Ozzie spent a month hanging in a hammock after having his broken leg amputated. A group of 3D-printing professionals helped to kit him out with a new plastic leg.

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Ozzie the goose and his human friend Sue Burger went to the BunnyCorp office in South Africa to have the feathered fellow's stump measured and photographed. BunnyCorp, a South African digital design firm, volunteered to design a new leg and foot for the disabled waterfowl.

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Designers at BunnyCorp created drawings during the process of building a new leg for Ozzie the goose. These concepts play off the natural mechanics of a goose's leg. The designers measured Ozzie in person to ensure a good fit.

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Ozzie the goose received a new 3D-printed leg thanks to the work of several volunteer sponsors. Design firm BunnyCorp created this concept for a leg prosthesis. It was then printed out and fitted to Ozzie so he could walk again.

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BunnyCorp, a South African digital design firm, has experience working with human prostheses and used that knowledge to help create the goose leg and foot design. This test prosthesis is a starting point and changes may be made once Ozzie the goose wears the beta model for a while.

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This test print of a new leg for amputee goose Ozzie was created with a 3D printer. The lightweight prosthetic limb is designed to fit on Ozzie's stump and replicate the movement of a regular leg.

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This prosthetic leg and foot designed for a disabled goose bends in the same locations as a real goose leg. Ozzie the goose, whose broken leg had to be amputated, is the recipient of the 3D-printed leg, which is helping him to walk again.

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BunnyCorp, which designed this goose prosthesis, reports that Ozzie was initially confused about his new leg, but is adapting and learning to walk with the 3D-printed appendage.

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