We’ve heard rumblings of Samsung’s augmented actuality glasses, known as both Galaxy Glass or Gear Blink, to compete with Google Glass since 2014. But with Google Glass’ fall from grace, Samsung appeared to have scrapped its plans for augmented actuality (AR) glasses, too.
Now, a logo trademark from Samsung found by Dutch website Galaxy Club hints that these plans may be resurrected.
Samsung’s trademark filing associates the attention logo above with the next: “Smart glasses”, “Correction glasses”, “VR experience goggle type imaging device”, “Glasses for correcting eyesight” and “Computerized vision-assisted eyewear consisting of a camera / computer / display for capturing / processing / displaying an image”.
From these descriptors, we are able to guess that Samsung could develop both digital or augmented glasses with a medical focus, advertising them as a possible substitute for corrective lenses. But what’s intriguing is that Samsung’s Creative Lab showed 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.
When you’re studying, the app additionally ups the textual content distinction to make the phrases extra seen, so that you don’t must lean in too carefully. Relúmĭno may even right partial blindness, and is responsive sufficient to regulate its corrective focus primarily based on how shut you might be to what you’re taking a look at.
While Relúmĭno’s presently VR-only, Samsung announced plans to launch AR glasses with the identical vision-correcting capabilities, so folks can put on them of their each day lives.
It appeared extremely unlikely that Samsung is working concurrently on two separate “vision-assisted eyewear” units. Sure sufficient, go to the app’s website and also you’ll see the newly-trademarked logo on the top-left of the web page. Samsung’s glasses will certainly be incorporating Relúmĭno into its AR plans.
Our principle is that after the AR-native model of Relúmĭno is absolutely developed, Samsung will use it as a main promoting level and native app for its glasses, if and after they start to publicly market them.
Other AR glasses in improvement, just like the Intel Vaunt and rumored Apple AR Glasses, might be bought with prescription lenses. No phrase but on whether or not Samsung’s Glasses would do the identical, augmenting your corrected imaginative and prescient past “perfect” with its app, or if their Relúmĭno options are supposed to change corrective lenses fully.