Invention of the future: A strap-on fetal monitor


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The Baby Owner's Manual
The Baby Owner’s Manual

Are you pregnant?

Ever wonder what it would be like if your belly had a big glass window like your oven does, so you can glance at your developing child any time you wanted?  Yeah, it would put new meaning to the phrase “a bun in the oven”.

It ends up that Melody Shiue has designed what could very well be the answer to your prayers:

THE PREVUE VISUALIZATION DEVICE

Melody’s vision is that this strap-on portable ultrasound device will be worn across your entire pregnant belly, and would consist of an high-tech ultrasound device combined with a flexible video screen, which would give you the illusion of being able to see directly into your uterus to see the developing baby inside your body.

Kinda like those cheap X-ray glasses found in the back of comic books.

So the question for Web Watch readers — would you walk around with a visual look at your insides?  Or would this be more practical for use in a doctor’s office instead of the cold and impersonal ultrasound of today?  How much would you pay for something like this — and would it have any practical application post-pregnancy?