3D Printer Recreates ‘Touchable Memories,’ Helps Blind People See And Feel Their Past Again (VIDEO)

3D printers have now become a common technological advancement that has assisted people medically on many levels — from 3D-printing organs to creating prosthetics and medical implants. Now, a company called Pirate3D has developed a 3D printer that can be used to assist people with eyesight problems. Continue reading “3D Printer Recreates ‘Touchable Memories,’ Helps Blind People See And Feel Their Past Again (VIDEO)”

Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3D thanks to CU-Boulder research team

A children’s classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, “Goodnight Moon,” has gotten a boost: A University of Colorado Boulder team printed the first 3D version of it, allowing visually impaired children and their families to touch objects in the story — like the cow jumping over the moon — as it is read aloud. Continue reading “Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3D thanks to CU-Boulder research team”