Samsung has a great Gear VR headset, and they are working on different applications to use with the hardware. One of those apps is called, Relumino, and it helps people who are legally blind see the world with more detail. It is downloaded on your phone, which is connected to the Gear VR headset. It translates the images that you view through your phones camera to a much sharper and detailed image on the VR headset. The app costs $99, and will be presented at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain.
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Relúmĭno is a visual aid application that works incorporated with Gear VR for near blind and visually impaired people which enable them to read books and watch TV with new levels of clarity. It works as a mobile app that when inserted into the Samsung Gear VR can enhance visuals and text so that they can be enjoyed in better quality. The technology even has the ability to remap blind spots by displacing images and uses an Amlser grid chart to correct distorted images caused by metamorphopsia. Relúmĭno enables visually challenged people to watch TV without using the expensive visual aids currently available in the market.