Imagine being able to see your baby grow and develop during the 9 months of pregnancy? Some would say it sounds weird, others would say it would be fascinating. Either way Melody Shiue, an industrial designer at the University of New South Wales is trying to make this a possibility with a device called the PreVue.
Essentially, it is an e-textile based device that utilizes modern stretchable display technology to view abdominal regions. The aim of the projects is to show enough clarity so that family, friends, and partners can view the baby (foetus) moving, sleeping, yawning, or even smiling.
Typically, parents only get to see their child twice on scans before its born; however with this medical gadget viewing the baby at any time is possible. A potential use of this gadget is to observe how the baby reflexes and responses external stimuli such as voices and music. This can only enhance the bond between parent and baby.
Whether this concept becomes a viable product is unknown, one thing is for sure though it would come with a hefty price tag.