Is there a way for those without sight to relive memories captured in a photograph? That was the question Pirate3D asked when they initiated their Touchable Memories experiment. The initiative aims to help the blind physically re-experience visual memories using 3D printers.
The Singapore-based company uses 3D printers in this project to create sculptures from photographs. This achieved a physical object so the blind could physically hold onto their treasured memories.
The following video demonstrates the process and shows that the technology involved isn’t just a tool, but a new way to give people purpose.
That was incredible. Watching the participants relive their memories warmed my heart.
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