Fasotec and Hiroo Ladies Clinic in Tokyo, Japan gives mothers a first look of their unborn babies not using photos from ultrasound scans, but a sculpted 3D model that they can actually hold. The service began last July 30.
The technology uses BioTexture which generates the 3D model. The 3D model is then sculpted or formed using a 3D printer which sprays two resins simultaneously – transparent for the mother’s body and white for the baby.
Many clinics provides images of ultrasound scans of mother’s unborn babies and having a service that provides a 3-dimensional model or replica of the baby is a first. Though the standard service as of the moment costs around 100,000 yen not including the cost of imaging, Fasotec plans to expand the price options, and customize the range of model sizes and shapes.
Source: DigInfo TV