We've blogged before about firms that are using 3D printing to help the visually impaired "see."  Innovative individuals and businesses have found unique ways to enhance the aesthetic, educational, and medical experiences of people with different levels of blindness.

In Helsinki, designers are 3D printing replicas of famous works of art so that they can be touched and experienced in a way like never before; objects can now be handled by visually impaired students so as to better understand concepts in their education.

A doctor in New Zealand has applied this technology to create an affordable medical device that can help examine patients’ eyesight and diagnose conditions that can be treated and prevented.

In this one field of medicine we in turn can see a global effort to make lives better through 3D printing and its versatile array of applications.

AuthorRenee Eaton