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3D Printed Maps in Braille

Another nice idea to take advantage of 3D printers – maps in Braille. For blind people it can be challenging to find their way in a new environment and existing maps that are installed in the buildings tend to have only limited Braille labels (if any at all). A 3D printed map specifically designed for the needs of visually impaired or blind people of, e.g.  a university building, could enable them to find their way more confident. The maps are portable, in size of a tablet. The maps are developed in the Rutgers University School of Engineering.

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