"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

10 interesting things about Braille

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10 interesting things about Braille

Braille is a tactile writing system invented by Louis Braille (hence the name) in 1829 and is the alphabet used by  blind or visually impaired people.It is a writing system based on six raised dots in which most of the symbols are universally recognized, and then is used in different languages. But there are many curiosities behind the name “braille”, … Read More

A new Braille tablet with innovative technology

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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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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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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