Takuya Iwamoto from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology created this virtual pregnancy outfit that simulates the interior kicking and wriggling experienced by expectant mothers. It also has an interactive feature that shows the virtual fetus on a video screen responding when the wearer's tummy is stroked.
The device can replicate the 9-month long process in two minutes or it can be worn for a longer period to experience what it feels like day-to-day. To mimic the fetus, it contains a 4-litre bag filled with warm water. Kicking movement is recreated with a lining of 45 balloons that expand and contract.
I wonder if they'll devise an outfit that simulates morning sickness and/or giving birth.