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

Hands(H)ome: domotics for everyone

Martina CavalieriDesign, TechLeave a Comment

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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

Braille Bricks, learn braille having fun!

Sofia ZuccalàDesignLeave a Comment

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Can you learn and have fun at the same time? Of course! It is now possible thanks to Braille Bricks. The Brazilian project makes braille learning process way more fun. The designer created 26 special bricks – similar to Lego – each representing a letter of the braille alphabet with the traditional dots in relief. The project keyword is simplicity; the … Read More

Tactus: orient yourself behind a desk

Sofia ZuccalàDesignLeave a Comment

Tactus, tactile map

Would you like to get around the city in complete safety? Today it is possible thanks to Tactus, a tactile map that will help Orientation and Mobility teachers to lead their students towards a higher degree of self-confidence. It allows them to move around the city without any help or support from someone. How? Tactus is an editable tactile map, it … Read More

"Walk on water, never alone" The floating piers at your fingertips

Sofia ZuccalàDesign, HomeLeave a Comment

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The project “Walk on water, never alone“, will help the visually impaired to imagine the artwork “The Floating Piers“, created by the artist Christo, immersed in the Lake Iseo landscape. Everyday, the floating bridges attract thousands of people who want to experience the thrill of walking on the water of the lake between Sulzano, Montisola and the small island of … Read More