Over in Poland, the In Utero 3D project is offering 3D printed ultra-sounds to blind pregnant women. For a nominal fee, expectant parents with sensory loss can get a base relief of their scan, giving them the unique chance to see their unborn baby.
The reliefs can take up to a day to make, and are printed on non-toxic materials. They give an accurate 3D representation of the baby – the company won’t manipulate the image or idealize baby’s face, so what you’d see, is what you get.
From car parts, to replica hearts, we’re only just starting to get an idea of how 3D printing could shape the world. And now, you can hold your babe in arms before you’ve given birth.