A mother-to-be excitedly asks if you’d like to see an image of the baby she is carrying. You expect her to whip out an ultrasound photo. Instead, she takes out a 3-D model of her unborn child, complete with facial expression.
Sound like something out of a futuristic sci-fi movie? It may soon be commonplace.
According to ABC News, a Brazilian designer named Jorge Lopes uses a technique called rapid prototyping to create life-size models of fetuses with the help of ultrasound, MRI, 3-D computer imaging, and a layering printer. His models are currently on display at London’s Royal College of Art.
I could see many expectant parents getting a thrill out of having such a tangible replica of their unborn child. Yet as my husband pointed out when discussing this subject,there might be something a little odd about it too.
ur call:Creepy or cool?
Answer by kscmbz at 6:37 PM on Jul. 3, 2009
Answer by AmandaMarie821 at 7:59 PM on Jul. 3, 2009