Of all the uses for VR, Samuli Cantell has come up with the most unusual use after persuading his girlfriend to undergo a 4D ultrasound scan of their unborn child in order to generate a 3D model that could be viewed via a VR.
he wanted to “create something more immersive and while doing that try to create something personal in VR”
The reason why Cantell wanted to this was because he thought it would be more personal and immersive to get a glimpse of his unborn child vs just looking at an ultrasound scan, and he also assumed that no other would have thought of doing this.
While 4D scans are normally used to get the 3D model of unborn babies, he wanted to “… create something more immersive and while doing that try to create something personal in VR” says Cantell.
This entire project, of making a VR image of the baby took 1 week with the ultra sound scanning process which took 1 hour.
Also, Cantell advises anyone else wanting to put their unborn into VR to do the 4K ultrasound before week 32 of the pregnancy in order to get a cleaner 3D model.
“VR was nothing compared to meeting her IRL, With this ‘low budget’ production without animations, professional textures and lights etc. it still feels a bit like computer game.” he says to Techcrunch.