3DPhotoWorks: tactile artwork for the blind and visually impaired

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3DPhotoworks is a company founded in 2008 by John Olson, a photographer who develops and design 3D prints for visually disabled people. The goal of the company is to provide the blind with access to art and photography at every museum and every international exposition, so they can experience firsthand the art around them. “More than 285 millions of people” said … Read More

SASB, the smart vest for visually impaired people

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Many technologies have been tested around the world to help blind and visually impaired people. Just think of the Braille tablet, a project born at the University of Michigan that will allow blind and partially sighted people to feel images and text on the screen of a tablet (here). The Buzzclip is another example of this technology, a small wearable … Read More

‘Please Touch the Art’: a blind man reacts to touching his portrait for the first time.

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In our previous articles, we have already talked about how 3D printing is revolutionizing the world of art, even in the field of visual disability. Many pieces of art are being transformed into embossed paintings that can be touched by blind people, too; an example we have reported is the three-dimensional Mona Lisa, produced by the Unseen Art team. Today, … Read More

Hands(H)ome: domotics for everyone

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Domotics, or home automation, is a topic increasingly being addressed: efficient smart houses that integrate cutting edge technology and services for a better quality of life. But what exactly are we talking about? Created in the late ‘80s, the word domotics was born by joining the word domus (“house” in Latin) and the word robotics. It indicates an interdisciplinary science … Read More

Interesting facts about bone conduction, from Beethoven to… bees.

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In the previous article, we have talked about the innovative technology of bone conduction and its pros. Today, we are going to unveil a few facts about it. While bone conduction headsets and headphones started spreading only in the early 2000s, systems and devices based on this peculiar characteristic of our body have been around for more than half a … Read More