‘Relúmĭno’ Visual Aid App Moves out of the Lab

We reported on the Samsung Relúmĭno VR system for helping the visually impaired from the MWC 4YFN event (MWC 4YFN Show Buzzes). The device will now be officially launched as it was previously just a C-Lab development project. It runs on newer models of Galaxy smartphones, including the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8 and S8+ and users will be able to download ‘Relúmĭno’ for free in the Oculus Store with support for both English and Korean languages.

The application processes images from videos projected through the rear camera of a smartphone and makes the images visually-impaired-friendly. More specifically, its major features include magnifying and minimizing images; highlighting the image outline; adjusting color contrast and brightness; reversing color; and screen color filtering. The end effect is that ‘Relúmĭno’ enables visually challenged people to see images more clearly when they are reading a book or viewing an object.

For those suffering from a blind spot in vision or Tunnel Vision, which is the loss of peripheral vision with retention of central vision, ‘Relúmĭno’ is intended to help by remapping unseen images to parts of the eye where they can be seen. Specifically, when users set the sizes of a blind spot or tunnel vision during the first use, the application automatically places the blind point in the visible surrounding parts and puts images within the ‘tunnel’ or visible range.

Relumino Blind SpotRelumino helps viewers with Blind Spots in their vision