Category Archives: 3-D technology

3D printing for disabled

Since I posted a blog about 3D printing in 2014, technology using 3D printing has continued to benefit disabled persons in increasing their independence and daily activities. One of the benefits of 3D printing for people with disabilities is that … Continue reading

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FingerReader

The FingerReader is a wearable prototype device that helps in reading printed text aloud. The device was in the news this spring, 2014.  Dr. Pattie Maes and the researchers at the MIT Media laboratory designed the prototype by using 3D-printing technology. Users scan a … Continue reading

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Braille Fone – OwnFone

Many iPhone users, who are blind, have become accustomed to use voice over or Siri when they make or receive calls. However, these features may be difficult for children, seniors or those who have cognitive challenges. Braille phones are now … Continue reading

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3D printing

The special issue (3D Printer Buyer’s Guide) in the Make: magazine reported that the first patent for 3D printing was obtained by Charles Hull in 1986. The essence of 3D printing is that software can “slice” a 3D image into … Continue reading

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