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December 18, 2014 AT 4:00 pm

3D printed Touchable Yearbook to Help Blind Students Recall Memories With Their Friends #3DThursday #3DPrinting

3D printed Touchable Yearbook to Help Blind Students Recall Memories With Their Friends, from 3ders.org:

…3D TEK recently worked together with the Seoul National School for the Blind, the largest education facility for the blind in South Korea, to give its students an unforgettable graduation day. As the producers behind 3D TEK explained, ‘We showcased the yearbook for the first time on the graduation day which gathered more than 2,000 people. We gave huge impression not only to students but also to people attending. Now the students can recall the faces of friends even after graduation as long as they keep the yearbook.’

The graduating students were each given these Touchable Yearbooks, consisting of a series of busts of their fellow students, which was quite an emotional experience. Imagine just how valuable the gift of accurate memory is to someone who’s forced to rely on touch alone. As the team from 3D Tek explained, ‘our invention made a huge impression among not only students but also people attending. By the yearbook the students will not forget each other forever and we expect more blind students can have their own yearbooks afterwards.’ ….

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