We’ve heard rumblings of Samsung’s augmented actuality glasses, referred to as both Galaxy Glass or Gear Blink, to compete with Google Glass since 2014. However with Google Glass’ fall from grace, Samsung appeared to have scrapped its plans for augmented actuality (AR) glasses, too.
Now, a brand trademark from Samsung found by Dutch website Galaxy Membership hints that these plans is likely to be resurrected.
Samsung’s trademark submitting associates the attention brand above with the next: “Sensible glasses”, “Correction glasses”, “VR expertise goggle sort imaging system”, “Glasses for correcting eyesight” and “Computerized vision-assisted eyewear consisting of a digital camera / pc / show for capturing / processing / displaying a picture”.
From these descriptors, we are able to guess that Samsung may develop both digital or augmented glasses with a medical focus, advertising them as a possible alternative for corrective lenses. However what’s intriguing is that Samsung’s Inventive Lab confirmed off an app that matches a lot of this standards at CES 2018 simply final month.
Accessible AR glasses
Relúmĭno is a Samsung Gear VR app that allows you to use your smartphone to right your imaginative and prescient. Their app corrects blurry imaginative and prescient by discovering and emphasizing the outlines of objects, making issues simpler to see.
While you’re studying, the app additionally ups the textual content distinction to make the phrases extra seen, so that you don’t have to lean in too carefully. Relúmĭno may even right partial blindness, and is responsive sufficient to regulate its corrective focus based mostly on how shut you’re to what you’re .
Whereas Relúmĭno’s at present VR-only, Samsung introduced plans to launch AR glasses with the identical vision-correcting features, so individuals can put on them of their every day lives.
It appeared extremely unlikely that Samsung is working concurrently on two separate “vision-assisted eyewear” units. Positive sufficient, go to the app’s web site and also you’ll see the newly-trademarked brand on the top-left of the web page. Samsung’s glasses will certainly be incorporating Relúmĭno into its AR plans.
Our concept is that when the AR-native model of Relúmĭno is absolutely developed, Samsung will use it as a major promoting level and native app for its glasses, if and after they start to publicly market them.
Different AR glasses in improvement, just like the Intel Vaunt and rumored Apple AR Glasses, can be offered with prescription lenses. No phrase but on whether or not Samsung’s Glasses would do the identical, augmenting your corrected imaginative and prescient past “excellent” with its app, or if their Relúmĭno options are supposed to substitute corrective lenses completely.