3D Printed Photographs Allow the Visually Impaired to Relive Old Memories

These 3D printed photographs make picturing old memories a possibility for those that are visually impaired. Titled “Touchable Memories” this project aims to use 3D printing technology to help people re-experience visual memories.

The idea works on the same basis as braille which helps blind people read and understand information more easily although until now braille has been very limited to just text. People who cannot see can still experience the world around them through touch which is why this new method of 3D printing has the potential to create a completely new experience for the blind community.

The video above explores the lives of those who have lost their sight and shows their reactions as they experience the printed memories. Visit here for more information about the project.

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