Dead ringer: Now you can keep your loved one’s ashes in an Obama urn
There is now hope for those who wish to see the face of their departed loved ones in a device that doubles as a box to hold their ashes.
Cremation Solutions, a Vermont-based memorial products service, is taking the idea of a traditional urn and turning it on its head, using state-of-the-art facial recognition software and 3D printers to produce human faces as realistic monuments.
The company says it can design the urn to look like anyone – all it needs are photos that show the front and side of the face the customer wishes to use.
The heads stand on a marble plaque and come complete with a nameplate.
Each urn is built to order, and customers have the chance to approve the design before each one is sent out.