I vote ‘creepy’ on this one, but I suspect some people will think a three-dimensional foetus print makes for an interesting memento of pregnancy.
Japanese company Fasotec, together with Hiroo Ladies Clinic, are offering expectant parents a three-dimensional printed model of their little bundle of joy in utero.
Called ‘Tensi no Katachi’, which translates to ‘Shape of an Angel’, the baby models are created from digital images of the mother’s torso and then printed using two resins simultaneously. The result is a scale reproduction of your unborn baby, composed of an opaque white foetus encased in a clear lucite ‘torso’. The service costs 100,000¥ (approximately $1300).
The models can be made in any size and used to create any number of baubles from paper-weights to tiny mobile phone charms… That’s where the ‘creepy’ kicks in for me but over to you Babyologists – would you want a three-dimensional print of your unborn baby?