Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, polls of people who are blind or visually impaired are becoming increasingly important during elections. Tactile printing comes into play in this situation.
The lives of visually challenged people are being transformed through tactile printing. Braille is crucial for education, social inclusion, and personal expression, as stated in Article 2 of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
With over 45 million people either visually handicapped or completely blind estimated by WHO, packaging and labelling companies are adapting their materials to match their demands. Many countries now require Braille on medical packaging, thus this is no longer a controversial issue.
Making TEM for students who are partially or completely blind might be difficult because of the wide range of grasping abilities that exist among them. As a result of this problem, the TacPic System was created, which combines cloud computing with artificial intelligence (AI). The availability of TEM that is fascinating enough to pique a student’s interest is being boosted by the use of such technologies.
With the help of additive manufacturing, soft tactile sensors (STSs) are becoming a game-changer (AM). As a result of these developments, wearable electronic gadgets are being printed in 4D (4-dimensional). Multi-material-type AM processing allows for the quick and cost-effective manufacturing of electrical devices by simultaneously integrating various material species to their on-demand places.
Bioelectronics tactile sensors developed from biocompatible nanocomposites, on the other hand, are making a positive impact on health monitoring. As a result, healthcare practitioners are paying close attention to these new technologies since physiological signals include a wealth of personal health information that must be constantly monitored for early detection of chronic diseases.
There are a number of uses for tactile printing, including education, packaging, and health monitoring, to name a few.