If your dog is broken by hip dysplasia, industrial designer Galia Weiss wants you you to believe she has a partial solution. She worked with a veterinarian to come up with the Hipster, a "harness designed to help pull up and strengthen the dogs’ hip muscles." The harness wraps around the dog’s body and includes a rigid external brace frame along with braces which strap to the hind legs. The whole thing is supposed to keep the hip joint steady, and ease pressure without being a burden on movement.
Does the thing actually work?
Color me danger-orange skeptical, as the video does NOT show before and after video of the same dog in action. I would think that would be the most basic part of the sales presentation!
In fact, the dog we do see, for all of a second or so, seems to be falling over from dysplasia, and the brace was just put on it. Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot.