Expectant parents can now get a 3D printed model of their unborn child.
Ultrasound images can be used to build a three dimensional view of a foetus and recreate its features in stunning detail.
The model can be used to give parents an early glimpse at their baby or it can be used to look for signs of physical abnormalities.
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Ultrasound images are used to build a three dimensional view of the foetus and recreate the features of the baby in stunning detail. Parents can now get a model of their baby before it is born
Ivan Gridin, Founder of Russian firm Embryo 3D, initially created the technology to help a friend during her pregnancy.
Video footage shows expectant mother Yuliana Recu undergoing an ultrasound scan in the city of Ufa, from which a 3D printed model is replicated.
Mr Gridin added that the models can now be modified to create a metal-plated version.
‘I have a friend (who) was worried about the health of her child and wanted to see it,’ he said.