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3D Printing Technology Emerges as Tool to Teach Visually Impaired Students

3D Printing Technology Emerges as Tool to Teach Visually Impaired Students

3D printing technology has proven useful for a number of commercial and personal endeavors, but it has had an especially profound impact on those with various disabilities and impairments. For instance, across the world, 3D printing has become a go-to tool to help improve the livelihood of individuals suffering from blindness. The emerging technology has […]

3D printing technology has proven useful for a number of commercial and personal endeavors, but it has had an especially profound impact on those with various disabilities and impairments. For instance, across the world, 3D printing has become a go-to tool to help...
Beautiful Map of Ireland Is 3D Printed Using Digital Topographic Data

Beautiful Map of Ireland Is 3D Printed Using Digital Topographic Data

Conor O’Kane (“Cokane”) seems like a bit of a Renaissance man when it comes to the interests he lists on his blog: “game development, graphics, music and shmups” — but he forgot to include 3D printing on the list as well. After all, a perusal of his blog reveals that he is quite adept at using a […]

Conor O’Kane (“Cokane”) seems like a bit of a Renaissance man when it comes to the interests he lists on his blog: “game development, graphics, music and shmups” — but he forgot to include 3D printing on the list as well. After all,...
Touch Mapper: 3D Printed Tactile Maps Allow the Visually Impaired to Orient Themselves in Any Location

Touch Mapper: 3D Printed Tactile Maps Allow the Visually Impaired to Orient Themselves in Any Location

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if it’s coincidence or the start of a trend, but in 3D printing news, certain topics seem to suddenly be everywhere at once. Lately, stories about 3D printing applications for the visually impaired have been coming out of the woodwork, and I love it. A couple of weeks ago we […]

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if it’s coincidence or the start of a trend, but in 3D printing news, certain topics seem to suddenly be everywhere at once. Lately, stories about 3D printing applications for the visually impaired have been coming out of the woodwork, and...
Rutgers Engineers 3D Print Tablet-Sized Campus Maps for Joseph Kohn Training Center Students

Rutgers Engineers 3D Print Tablet-Sized Campus Maps for Joseph Kohn Training Center Students

There are many organizations, individuals, and family members who are engaged in helping those with physical challenges on a daily basis, making an incredibly positive impact and offering the most valuable of help in improving the quality of life for others. The impact that the visually impaired have on the rest of the world though […]

There are many organizations, individuals, and family members who are engaged in helping those with physical challenges on a daily basis, making an incredibly positive impact and offering the most valuable of help in improving the quality of life for others. The...
3D Printed "Linespace" Allows Visually Impaired People to Read and Interact with Maps, Diagrams and More

3D Printed "Linespace" Allows Visually Impaired People to Read and Interact with Maps, Diagrams and More

The woman stands at a drafting table, her hands resting lightly on the surface. “Berlin center,” she says clearly. A voice responds, “Drawing central Berlin,” and a 3D print head lowers into view to lay down a raised map of the Berlin city center along with several small circles representing homes for sale. The woman […]

The woman stands at a drafting table, her hands resting lightly on the surface. “Berlin center,” she says clearly. A voice responds, “Drawing central Berlin,” and a 3D print head lowers into view to lay down a raised map of the Berlin city...
Versoteq Completes Mobile App & Indoor 3D Printed Tactile Maps, Testing TactMap Platform

Versoteq Completes Mobile App & Indoor 3D Printed Tactile Maps, Testing TactMap Platform

Last we checked in with Finland’s Versoteq, they were completing an innovative mapping project–and one of the first of its kind. In the business of making tactile maps, the Espoo-based startup was installing them for the visually impaired (but truly to be enjoyed by all) in both a railway station and the Sello mall in […]

Last we checked in with Finland’s Versoteq, they were completing an innovative mapping project–and one of the first of its kind. In the business of making tactile maps, the Espoo-based startup was installing them for the visually impaired (but truly to be...
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