A 3D-printed type of ultrasound means that blind parents are able to ‘see’ their unborn babies. By conducting special ultrasounds and using 3D-printed technology, doctors can make incredible 3D printouts of an unborn baby’s face.
For parents with impaired vision – like Taylor Ellis, 26, who was born with glaucoma – the 3D prints are a miraculous alternative to traditional scans. When Taylor had her 20-week scan and was unable to see her baby, she was left in tears. When her doctors found out, they created a special 3D ultrasound for Taylor, allowing her to get to know her baby’s features through touch.
Mum-of-three Taylor and her husband Jeremy, 28, who is also visually impaired, said that being able to feel the scan was a dream come true. Baby Rosalie is now ten weeks old, and Taylor said the 3D printing technology – most commonly used to make […]
3D Printing News Briefs, December 3, 2020: Continuous Composites, AIMS, ULTRAWAVE, Digital Building Technologies, QOROX, Disney
In this edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Continuous Composites has opened a new manufacturing facility, while...