model fetuses that mimic fetal abnormalities to allow doctors to practice required procedures in utero, saving many babies’ lives.
Surgeons must perfect their technique before attempting high-risk procedures on fetuses in the womb and on newborns. Practice on life-like models is key. OCAD’s Francis LeBouthillier and Mount Sinai Hospital have teamed up to create a series of accurate and responsive fetal models that simulate the complexity of developing bodies and fetal abnormalities.
These models give surgeons the visual and tactile information they need to save young lives.