'It's Amazing to See': Life-Size Models for Expectant Moms

Imagine that ultrasound of your unborn child. Now imagine it in 3-D. Now imagine it as a life-size model in the palm of your hand. Soon that could be a reality for every expectant mother, thanks to a new scientific technique inspired by Brazilian designer Jorge Lopes. Using ultrasound images and MRI, Lopes can create a 3-D computer model of the fetus, and a layering printer does the rest. The process is called rapid prototyping, and the result is a life-size model of a fetus. Lopes, 42,...Full Story
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