VRread project: Fraunhofer IPA develops innovative 3D printed reading aid for visually impaired people

VRread project: Fraunhofer IPA develops innovative 3D printed reading aid for visually impaired people

The use of 3D printing to create new medical devices is on the rise, due mostly to the high potential for customization presented by the technology as well as its relatively cheap production process. The latest development in this field is a 3D printed visual aid that will help visually impaired people read, using their smartphone. The product was created by the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Engineering and Automation IPA. This project is called VRread which aims to create life-changing visual devices for people affected by sight problems. Sponsored by BMBF, Fraunhofer IPA, together with the blind and visually […]

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