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

Linespace: the 3D-Printed Display that can help blind people to explore maps and images

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Linspace is a revolutionary 3D-Printed Display developed by Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam (Germany) that will allow blind people to have a spatial perception of maps and images. People with visual disabilities often use tactile displays to interact with computers, but this support is as effective as it comes to managing the text or the functionality of the operating system. … Read More

Touchable Memories: touch the memories thanks to 3D printing

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How can a memory become touchable? This is the question that has set the Pirate 3D team, a company that deals with printing and 3D printers, that gives an answer thanks to the social experiment called Touchable Memories. This initiative aims to raise awareness on the infinite possibilities of using technology to improve their lives. The photographs were faithfully reproduced … Read More

Now you can touch the Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa

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This isn’t a joke. “The Mona Lisa” has been faithfully reproduced in 3D with sophisticated printers to allow blind people to touch this wonderful piece of art. To succeed was the team Unseen Art , headed by the Finnish designer Marc Dillon, who recently has decided to promote a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to get the necessary funds to establish … Read More

Tooteko, art to touch

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Imagine yourself for the first time in front of the Duomo in Milan, assume that someone at some point asks you to close your eyes and imagine what you have just seen a few moments before. You may remember the color of the marble of Candoglia, the Golden Madonnina on the main spire and the incredible and impressive number of … Read More