Wanna Fetus On Your Key-Ring?

Nov 29 2012 @ 11:24am

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Xeni Jardin explains what you're seeing:

A firm in Japan is offering expectant moms and dads the ability to purchase a 3D-printed model of their unborn child, for about $1200 USD. The "Shape of an Angel" is about 9cm, in white resin, encased in a transparent block that forms the shape of the mother's body. The modeling data comes from an MRI scan…. It comes with a tiny little version that can be used as a mobile phone trinket (young women in Japan often dress up their phones with little dangly adornments).

(Photo: Japan's 3D computer-aided design (CAD) venture Fasotec employee Tomohiro Kinoshita displays a nine-month fetus and mother's body image, made of two-colour acrylic resin at the company's headquarters in suburban Tokyo. By Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)