Apart from Smartphones and home appliances, Samsung has plenty of other businesses as well. The South Korean giant just introduced two unique solutions – Samsung Good Vibes and Relúmĭno. These are said to help provide a strong communication tool the deafblind and enable people with low vision to see better.
Samsung Good Vibes
Samsung Good Vibes, developed in India, enables the deafblind to have two-way communication with their caregivers and loved ones using their smartphones. The app uses Morse code to convert vibrations into text or voice and vice-versa. It has two different user interfaces (UI). One interface has an invisible UI for the deafblind, which uses vibrations, taps, and gestures, while the other has a visible UI, a standard chat interface, for the caregiver.
With the deafblind interface, a deafblind person uses a combination of dots and dashes to send their messages. The standard interface allows users to type or use voice to send messages to the deafblind. The text or voice is received as vibrations in Morse code that the deafblind can interpret.
Samsung Relúmĭno was developed by Samsung employees as part of the Company’s C-Lab program globally. It is a visual aid application for people with low vision. It enables them to see images clearer by magnifying and minimizing images, highlighting the image outline, adjusting color contrast and brightness and reversing color.
For Relúmĭno, Samsung has partnered with the National Association for the Blind (NAB) Delhi. It will provide Samsung Gear VR and Galaxy Note9 smartphones to NAB Delhi, and will also provide training on how to use them. NAB will use Relúmĭno in classrooms where students with low vision using these devices will be able to see better, helping them improve their learning abilities.
Peter Rhee, Corporate Vice President, Samsung India, commented on the launch, saying, “Samsung uses both its innovation and global network to create positive change, responding to people’s needs around the world and helping them to live better lives, with more choice, freedom and greater possibilities. We are happy we were able to develop technologies such as Good Vibes and Relúmĭno that will help improve quality of life of the deafblind and people with low vision, allowing them to become more aware of the world around them and better integrated with society.”
You can download the Samsung Good Vibes app from here.