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From inscrutable white blob to fetching fetus, in just a few clicks.
Here is an idea that is sure to be a boon for the expecting mother,
well as well-wishing co-workers and friends who dont know how
react as she excitedly wields the unintelligible splotches of the
er, youre expecting a healthy
iFetus. The iFetus is a handheld device, the size of an
that includes a screen and small number key bad. Essentially it
the growth of the zygote, based on the estimated conception date
the user sets the device to. The zygotes growth stages are tracked
and displayed in real time. The image of the zygote is not an
image of the users, but rather a fetal model created by tracking
actual fetus during the entirety of its development stages and
exhibiting statistically standard growth rates. As parents learn
facts about their baby from the doctor (i.e. sex) they input the
information into the device and the device continues to display,
the duration of pregnancy and on request an image of the baby
on ray-casting graphic technology based on the original model. It
alerts parents to occasional updates when development milestones
are reached. For example, Emily Expecting wakes up one morning
and checks her ifetus. The device announces that Fanny Fetus has
just developed the beginnings of eyelids. She then shares the news
with the hubby, who until this time had no means to intimate,
physical connection with the alleged being growing in his wifes
womb. Knowing the actual stages of growth as they happen instill
both of them with a deep connection with their unborn child.
Of course the iFetus could be of value to more than just expectant
mothers. It could serve as a startling gift for soon-to-be
who dont yet know they are soon to be. They could also serve as
educational tools. A classroom could adopt an iFetus for nine
and track its development. This could be a proactive approach to
instilling young sexually active teens with a deeper understanding
the sacredness of life and the gravity of pregnancy.
As well, this provides plenty of conversation fodder for Emily as
runs into acquaintances at the supermarket or in the gym. It also
gives her fawning friends more to work with when conjuring
compliments and well wishes for mom. Congratulations, they
now say with confidence, as they peer admiringly at the screen
baby really looks like one. She has very fetching femurs, and I can
see she definitely has her mothers spleen.
A Google gadget from welcomebabyhome.com
[phoenix, Jan 05 2009]
Another Google gadget
Probably a little closer to what you have in mind. [phoenix, Jan 05 2009]
Another Google gadget...
...but in "3D". A little creepy. Note the anaglyph view option. [phoenix, Jan 05 2009]
||I think a picture of an early fetus would freak a lot of people
completely out - I know I wouldn't want one of those web-
fingered, tail-wearing balloon-headed things anwhere near
||However, I still think this is a brilliant idea, so [+]
||send me an email, we could definitely build this... and sell on the appstore! father at [my username] dot com
||Good point MaxwellBuchanan... the reality of a fetus'
appearance may be quite freaky for first time viewers.
However, imagine the sense of triumph, relief and
accomplishment a mother feels when her baby's webs first
start forming into fingers. Or when the tail disappears.
Excitement increases as the white blob becomes more
human like. I don't know. Maybe that's searching a bit.
Thanks for the vote though :)
||And bigattichouse, wow, you're right on this! I'd have no
idea where to even begin doing something like this
||It may well give me morning sickness-sympathy
||Not withstanding that ( withstanding that? )
|| This eloquently written iDear (idea) is a
||//baby's webs first start forming into fingers. Or when the
||This still isn't really a marketing campaign that's going to
work. "Watch as the primitive beak develops into a
disproportionately large toothless jaw! Gaze in awe as
dead cells drift away from between the jelly-like bones of
the translucent hand to reveal tiny, rat-like fingers! Sigh
with delight as the simian proto-tail is re-absorbed! Be
astonished as your daughter-to-be develops a downy
covering of hair, only to slough it off and ingest it later!
||I'm feeling the morning sickness even now. 'scuse
me while i hurl.