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3-D printing technology allows the blind to “see”

One of the most exciting moment for expectant parents is when they see their baby months before the baby actually arrives, and the newest ultrasound shows incredible images. These days you can do more than just see your baby, thanks to 3-D printing.  Leave it to Kimberly-Clark’s LAO team to bring this technology into a heartwarming story of a mom who sees her baby for the very first time. A video posted on YouTube by the “HuggiesBrasil” channel a few months back shows the emotional moment when a blind woman got to “see” her unborn son for the first time, thanks to 3D printing technology.

The backstory: “30-year-old Tatiana Guerra lost her sight at the age of 17. In the video, she arrives for an ultrasound during her 20th week of pregnancy. At first, the doctor describes what he sees. Then a 3D printer converts the ultrasound image into a relief sculpture of the baby’s face, and Tatiana dissolves into tears as her fingers trace the features of the son she plans to name Murilo.”