After algorithms led me to this article via Facebook I looked into the ultrasound technology. The incredibly detailed footage was captured using computer-guided ultrasound technologies. The footage can capture the 20 week foetus and its movement using algorithms to create a clearer image which can detect any abnormalities earlier than the current 3D ultrasounds. The international team of researchers have captured the clearest images to date of a foetus. It amazes me that we can process the body as information, codes and patterns. It’s like the ‘Visible Human Project’ from Miller’s (2011) paper. Medical research has evolved in so many ways because technology has enabled us to progress and increase virtualisation of the body by algorithms and bioinformational imperatives.
Miller, V. (2011) Chapter 9: The Body and Information Technology, in Understanding Digital Culture. London: Sage. (e-reserve, pdf)
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