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iCandy: A Better View

A panoramic vision system, an eye tracker, and a 3-D model of a fetus

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iCandy: A Better View

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Want a permanent souvenir of your child’s gestation that’s better than a grainy sonogram image? Fasotec, a 3-D computer-aided-design company in Chiba, Japan, has just the thing: a white resin model of the fetus shown encased inside a clear resin model of its mommy’s belly. The memento is created by a 3-D printer using data provided by an MRI scan.

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