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Serviceplan partners LVPEI, Ravensburger to create 'Fittle' 3D

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

City-based L V Prasad Eye Institute today said it has collaborated with Serviceplan Group,a owner managed and group in and an educational toy company to develop 'Fittle', a 3D Printed

"The existing learning are either too expensive to make them accessible, or not engaging enough to encourage interaction."

"To address this problem, Serviceplan Health & Life has teamed up with LVPEI and to create 'Fittle', 3D printed puzzles that make education for visually impaired more accessible and engaging," a release from LVPEI said.

It said Fittle is an innovative and affordable new way for blind and visually impaired people to learn and discover.

"To further complete the puzzle, the Fittle Project is raising funds to provide 3D printers to communities in developing countries who couldnt afford expensive in the past," it said adding the puzzles have been created by experienced designers.

Dr Beula Christy,Head,rehabilitation, LVPEI said the learning opportunities of Fittle are huge, beginning with fine motor activity to enhanced higher level cognitive functioning such as attention, focusing, problem solving, object permanence, concept learning and much more.

To bring these innovative to the visually impaired, together with their customer base of enthusiasts around the world, is raising funds for the 3D printers which are set up in the regional LVPEI centers to distribute Fittle puzzles for free across the LVPEI network of over 190 local eye care centers across India,the release said.

The idea behind Fittle was first conceived by Tania Jain, a from in Gandhinagar, under the mentorship of Dr Anthony Vipin Das, Associate Director at LVPEI, it added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 20:35 IST