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A FIRST FOR AFRICA HELLO BABY 3D PRINTS CONVERTS 3D ULTRASOUND DATA INTO 3D PRINTS FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS:
Futuristic no longer, 2 UCT Geomatic Engineering graduates have now developed an algorithm that will convert 3D ultrasound data into a 3D printable format. Lethabo Motswaledi comes from a family of doctors and the human body has always fascinated her. Together with her classmate Matt Westaway who has his masters in Engineering they spent many afterhours testing and trying out different mathematic formulas and finally cracked the code that will bring joy to many mothers. Lethabo explains “our research showed that there is no sense stronger than the sense of touch. For an expectant mother seeing a 3D print of your baby’s face makes the joy of the pregnancy real to others. Fathers can see who the baby starts to resemble, siblings can get to know the baby and friends and family can see baby’s first selfie.” Lethabo and Matthew have now formed a start-up high tech business hello baby 3D prints and have been thrilled at the positive response from the medical fraternity and have partnered with the Fetal Assessment clinic who perform up to 60 2D Scans a week and between 3-5 3D scans a week. Matthew concludes “3D printing in South Africa is in its infancy and growing fast. Around the world, people are 3D printing almost everything from car parts to vacuum nozzles to chocolate printed selfies and now even babies! Also known as additive manufacturing, the 3D printing market is expected to grow at 45.7% each year according to global research firm Canalys.” With their amazing product, expectant mothers and families no longer have to wait the entire duration of the pregnancy to meet their little one. Mothers are advised to get a 3D/4D scan performed between 22-28weeks. This is the perfect time to perform the scan when there is still enough space in the womb to see their baby’s face. Mothers might even be lucky enough to catch a yawn or a thumb being sucked. Imagine a 3D print of that! The process of obtaining the 3D print has been made as simple as possible. Once the 3D/4D scan has been performed, a 3D volume file is exported from the scanning machine and saved on an external drive. A scan performed by a clinic which is in partnership with hello baby 3D prints will be uploaded tohellobaby3dprints.com’s secure server or the customer goes home with the file to upload themselves. The customer then visits the online store, selects the frame and packaging of their choice and completes the payment order along with their delivery details. Within a fortnight, the hello baby 3D print will be delivered to the customer’s clinic or to their home. It’s that simple. For more details visit www.hellobaby3dprints.com or email [email protected]
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