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Here’s A Wonderful Project That 3D-Prints Old Photos So The Blind Can Relive Memories

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‘Touchable Memories’ is a social project that 3D-prints old photos for the blind so they can touch, feel and relive their cherished moments like never before. Think of it as Braille for photos. Developed by Spanish creative agency LOLA for Singapore-based Pirate3D Printers, the purpose of this experiment is to show how technology and 3D printing can be used to make an impact in people’s lives. Check it out below.

 

1. Photograph of two siblings

Touchable Memories - 3D Printing Of Old Photos For The Blind (1a)

Touchable Memories - 3D Printing Of Old Photos For The Blind (1b)

2. Cover of a blind musician’s album

Touchable Memories - 3D Printing Of Old Photos For The Blind (2a)

Touchable Memories - 3D Printing Of Old Photos For The Blind (2b)

Touchable Memories - 3D Printing Of Old Photos For The Blind (2c)

3. A family’s ski trip photos

Touchable Memories - 3D Printing Of Old Photos For The Blind (3a)

Touchable Memories - 3D Printing Of Old Photos For The Blind (3b)

4. Father and son

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5. Movie set 3D-printed for blind director of photography

Touchable Memories - 3D Printing Of Old Photos For The Blind (5a)

Touchable Memories - 3D Printing Of Old Photos For The Blind (5b)

6. People’s reactions

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Know more in this video

Like it says towards the end of the clip, “Technology is just a tool, people give it a purpose”. Brilliant stuff by LOLA and Pirate3D. What do you think? How else is 3D printing improving our lives? Share this post and your views in the comments below.


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