Stunning new technology allows pregnant mums and dads-to-be to meet their unborn child, in model form.
Data from ultrasounds and MRI scans has been turned into amazing plaster models of growing embryos by Royal College of Art PHD student Jorge Lopes. This pioneering method is called rapid prototyping and is made to the exact size of an unborn baby.
This mix between art and science is being exhibited at the RCA today and the technology is currently being trialled at a clinic in Rio de Janeiro.
It has been suggested that this new technology could help mums who are blind to bond with their babies or parents who are expecting a child with deformalities or disabilities.
The models created by Dr Lopes include conjoined twins, separated twins and unborn developing babies aged between 12 weeks and 32 weeks.
All images by: The Royal College of Art
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What do you think? Would you like to be able to ‘hold’ your baby before he was born? Let us know…
That is a.m.a.z.i.n.g!
Although at first glance it looks like a little clay model of a baby, I then realised that it is an ACTUAL unborn foetus! I know I would totally be overwhelmed if that was my baby who was still in my womb and there I was, holding it like a little toy.
It is mind boggling what these docs discover - whatever next!
bit strange though, but i got all weird and felt odd after lolas 4d scan, was amazing though really good bonding experience x
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