Technology that really helps!
The 2023 Hackaday Award continues with the announcement of the finalists for the assistive technology category. These projects focus on designing technology to improve the lives of those facing challenges many of us don’t. One of the most interesting finalists has come up with a way to create an affordable 3D braille printer that can emboss Braille text on standard paper. A similar project has jumped dead trees to create an « Electromechanical Refreshable Braille Display, » which uses inexpensive magnets to provide a tactile web experience.
There are also projects to help deaf people visually detect sounds occurring around them, and a robotic hand that can translate spoken words into ASL. All projects can be found in their entirety on HackadayTo be able to qualify to become a finalist, entrants must provide complete bills of materials and step-by-step instructions on how to assemble the components into a working design.