3DPhotoWorks: tactile artwork for the blind and visually impaired

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3DPhotoworks is a company founded in 2008 by John Olson, a photographer who develops and design 3D prints for visually disabled people. The goal of the company is to provide the blind with access to art and photography at every museum and every international exposition, so they can experience firsthand the art around them. “More than 285 millions of people” said … Read More

‘Please Touch the Art’: a blind man reacts to touching his portrait for the first time.

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In our previous articles, we have already talked about how 3D printing is revolutionizing the world of art, even in the field of visual disability. Many pieces of art are being transformed into embossed paintings that can be touched by blind people, too; an example we have reported is the three-dimensional Mona Lisa, produced by the Unseen Art team. Today, … Read More

Hands(H)ome: domotics for everyone

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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

"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

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