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

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

Braigo: the Braille printer built with Lego parts

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Braigo

It is the cheapest printer Braille in the world, but the most amazing thing is that the inventor (Shubham Banerjee, Californian guy with Belgian origin) was 13 when he developed this project using a Lego Mindstorms EV3 and some eletric components. Braigo was born as a school project, but after studying the Braille printers market (whose average cost is around … Read More