Samsung launches ‘Relúmĭno’ Visual Aid Application for the visually impaired


Samsung Electronics announced that it will launch ‘Relúmĭno,’ a visual aid application for the people with low vision.

The visual aid application processes images from videos projected through the rear camera of a smartphone and makes the images visually-impaired-friendly.

“Relúmĭno will be the life-changer for 240 million of the visually impaired people around the world and we promise a firm and continuing support,” said Jaiil Lee, Vice President and Head of Creativity & Innovation Center at Samsung Electronics.

Its major features include magnifying and minimizing image; 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 clearer when they are reading a book or viewing an object.

‘Relúmĭno’ is a visual aid application that works in conjunction with the Gear VR to enhance the vision of visually impaired people. Users with newer models of Galaxy smartphones, including the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8 and S8+ will be able to download ‘Relúmĭno’ for free in the Oculus Store with support for both English and Korean.

For those suffering from a blind spot in vision or the Tunnel Vision, ‘Relúmĭno’ aids by remapping unseen images to place in visible parts of the eye. When users set the sizes of a blind spot or tunnel vision for the first use, the application automatically places the blind point in the visible surrounding parts and puts images within the ‘tunnel’ or visible range, helping users who have a visual field defect to see things better.

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