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Feel your Baby Before it Is Born

Sat, 20th Jul 2002

Part of the show Science of Left Handedness - Chris McManus

American company Novint Technologies have developed a system to let parents feel their baby before it is born. The new device turns ultrasound scans of a baby inside the mother into vibrations as a computer mouse is passed over the image, a bit like the 'rumble pack' supplied with some computer games. The company suggest that the new device might help doctors to detect problems with the baby earlier than the would just using the scan images alone.
Article explaining how ultrasound can be used to image tissues, including developing babies.

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