A new Braille tablet with innovative technology

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braillestill

An idea that is taking shape thanks to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan who are developing a new system that will allow the blind to read Braille directly on the surface of a tablet. The prototype looks like an Ipad but, instead of a touch screen, the device has a screen in relief capable of displaying … Read More

Here's how 3D printing is improving the lives of blind people

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Stampa 3d

3D printing has brought a great revolution in our daily lives. Starting from simple shapes to complex structures this technology allows us to design many forms, giving vent to the creativity of all. Many studies / companies use this technology to improve the lives of millions of people with visual impairment: from tridimensional photos to 3D model of great masterpiece, … Read More

Braille maps realized with 3D printing: how a college student accomplished the goal.

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Howon&Jason

Thanks to 3D printing Jason Kim, a young student of Rutgers’ School of Engineering along with his professor has designed sophisticated Braille maps to allow blind people navigate a local training center. The three 3D maps are for each floor at the Joseph Kohn Training Center (with the various indications of the premises) and the ultimate goal is to be … Read More

Wondrous World: a beautiful example of tactile picture book for blind children

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Tactile Picture Book for Blind Children

Zrinka Horvat is a Croatian designer and, for her MA graduation she designing Wondrous World, a beautiful tactile picture book for blind children. The main conclusion of her research is that most of the existing picture books for blind children do take into consideration the lack of vision, yet greatly ignore the lack of visual memory as key difference between born-blind … Read More