New Technology Allows You To Touch Your Baby While Still In The Womb


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Most parents are very keen to know what their child looks like after he/she is conceived. The excitement of soon to be parents used to revolve around knowing the gender of the baby as soon as it develops big enough, but now a company is taking this to the next level.

[Image Source: InUtero3D]
[Image Source: InUtero3D]
In Utero 3D, a 3D printing company based in Poland is giving soon to be parents a chance to actually feel their baby before he/she is born, and that too for a nominal cost 1 Euro!

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[Image Source: InUtero3D]
[Image Source: InUtero3D]
This project was originally designed for blind mothers, who can’t see the ultrasounds of their babies like any mother with eyes can.

[Image Source: InUtero3D]
[Image Source: InUtero3D]
But due to its popularity, it is now being used by a lot of parents across Poland, whether blind or not.

[Image Source: InUtero3D]
[Image Source: InUtero3D]
IN UTERO 3D creates a bas-relief of an unborn child using technology based on 3D ultrasound examination. They use a file with a 3D ultrasound examination which is saved in Cartesian Volume Files (*.vol) from General Electric Voluson or DICOM (*.dcm) format. For this purpose, Aloka instruments are utilised, which make a very picture that is very similar to the baby’s features like the face, limbs or any part in 1:1 scale.

[Image Source: InUtero3D]
[Image Source: InUtero3D]

Below is a brief description of the entire process:

The company said that best imaging takes place between the 18th -30th weeks of pregnancy.

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[Image Source: InUtero3D]
The company uses their self-developed software, and integrate it with the ultrasound examination technology from GE Voluson and Aloka instruments to make a flawless picture of “3D printed babies”.

[Image Source: InUtero3D]
[Image Source: InUtero3D]
The company says that they don’t manipulate the ultrasound images at all, and do not idealise a baby’s face. They simply take the picture and port it to another data storage device. The picture is then 3D printed on a non-toxic bioplastic material.

[Image Source: InUtero3D]
[Image Source: InUtero3D]

The bas-relief provides a true three-dimensional representation of baby and his/her environment in the mother’s womb.

[Image Source: InUtero3D]
[Image Source: InUtero3D]

The proportions, spatial relations and actual dimensions of an unborn child are maintained and translated onto the final printed material.

[Image Source: InUtero3D]
[Image Source: InUtero3D]

Would you consider making a 3D printed model of your unborn child? Let us know in the comments’ section below!

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