Friday, July 24, 2009

Holding New Life In Our Hands

Incredible: Pregnant mothers may soon be able to hold their unborn babies, as old technologies are ingeniously adapted in order to breathe a renewed hope into new life:

"The technology takes data from data from ultrasound, CT and MRI scans, converts them into virtual 3D models, which can then be 'printed' as a plastic representation of the developing baby.
Jorge Lopes, a Brazilian designer, developed the ground-breaking technique for his PhD at London's Royal College of Art.
Rapid prototyping essentially collects data about the subject and lays down successive layers of material, in this case plastic powder, and in this way builds up the model from a series of cross sections.
"It's amazing to see the faces of the mothers. They can see the full scale of their baby, really understand the size of it," said Dr Lopes.
Some applications for the method, called rapid prototyping, could be to allow blind mothers to bond with their babies or aid case management of foetal malformation.
"For doctors this is a fantastic development and it is absolutely unique," said Stuart Campbell, head of obstetrics and gynaecology at King's College London. He hopes the technology can be used as an educational tool for expectant parents and to help mothers who have difficulty bonding with their babies.

More here.


Rob Misek said...

Maybe this visualization will help potential murdering feminists recognize that we are all just 9 months older than we think we are.

For many that won't change their murderous intent which they maintain is their right.

I wonder if we knew then what we know now about feminism, would we have embraced these radicals?

It doesn't surprise me that Islamists want nothing to do with the west or feminist values.

2500 fetuses are murdered daily in the US. At 53 million and growing this holocaust makes the Nazis look like amateurs.

History will judge feminism and us for allowing the holocaust to continue.

It will commend Islam for rejecting feminism.

Findalis said...

How wonderful. Just the thing needed to show to family and friends the child that soon be arriving. Now the other children of a family can "hold" their new sibling.