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South Korean Tech Giant Samsung Launches Solutions for Deaf-blind, Visually Impaired

NAB will use the solution in classrooms where students with low vision using these devices will be able to see better, helping them improve their learning abilities, Samsung said

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To get ahead in the fast-changing tech industry, Samsung said it will expand investment in burgeoning tech segments to propel growth. Wikimedia Commons

South Korean tech giant Samsung on Monday introduced two new solutions — Good Vibes and Relumino – that will provide the deaf-blind a strong communication tool and enable people with low vision to see better.

Developed in India, Good Vibes enables people who cannot see and talk to have a two-way communication with their caregivers and loved ones using their smartphones.

“We are happy we were able to develop technologies such as Good Vibes and Relumino 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,” said Peter Rhee, Corporate Vice President, Samsung India.

The Good Vibes app uses Morse code to convert vibrations into text or voice and vice-versa. The app has two different user interfaces (UI).

One interface has an invisible UI for the deaf-blind, which uses vibrations, taps and gestures, while the other has a visible UI, a standard chat interface, for the caregiver.

With the deaf-blind interface, a person uses a combination of dots and dashes to send their messages.

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The standard interface allows users to type or use voice to send messages to the deaf-blind. The text or voice is received as vibrations in Morse code that the deafblind can interpret.

Good Vibes app can be downloaded from Samsung Galaxy Store and will be made available on Google Play Store for all other Android smartphone users soon, Samsung said, adding that it has partnered with the not-for-profit organisation Sense India to take the Good Vibes app to the deaf-blind across the country.

Relumino is a visual aid application for people with low vision. It enables them to see images clearer by magnifying and minimising images, highlighting the image outline, adjusting colour contrast and brightness, and reversing colour.

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For Relumino, 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 the solution in classrooms where students with low vision using these devices will be able to see better, helping them improve their learning abilities, Samsung said. (IANS)

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Samsung India Unveils New Smartphone “Galaxy A51” For Rs 23,999

The Galaxy A51 also comes with a long-lasting battery that lasts for up to 19 hours of video play back time

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According to the company Samsung, the Galaxy A51 is the first-ever in Galaxy A series to sport an Infinity-O display. Pixabay

Samsung India on Wednesday launched the Galaxy A51 (6GB+128GB) in the country for Rs 23,999. The smartphone comes with the company’s signature Infinity-O Super AMOLED display.

Galaxy A51 will be available in Blue, White and Black Prism Crush colours, starting January 31 across retail stores.

“The success of Galaxy A embodies our philosophy of bringing meaningful innovation to all our consumers. Galaxy A51 takes this legacy to the next level with its camera, screen and long lasting battery — features that will excite our young consumers,” Aditya Babbar, Director, Mobile Business, Samsung India, said in a statement.

According to the company, the Galaxy A51 is the first-ever in Galaxy A series to sport an Infinity-O display.

The device features an advanced 48MP main camera, 12MP Ultra Wide lens with “Night Mode” capability and a 5MP Macro lens that allows users to take close up shots and a 5MP depth camera for clicking shots in “Live Focus” mode.

The Galaxy A51 is powered by a 10nm Exynos 9611 chipset that comes with AI powered Game Booster for improved frame rate and stability as well as reduced power consumption.

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Samsung India on Wednesday launched the Galaxy A51 (6GB+128GB) in the country for Rs 23,999. The smartphone comes with the company’s signature Infinity-O Super AMOLED display. Wikimedia Commons

The Galaxy A51 also comes with a long-lasting battery that lasts for up to 19 hours of video play back time, according to the company, thanks to the 4000mAh battery with 15W fast charging.

This feature makes SMS come ‘Alive’ by identifying messages that are most useful to the user and organizing them neatly in the form of visual cards such as Reminders and Offers. The Useful Cards feature helps reduce clutter in the SMS Inbox and lets consumers find useful information quickly and easily.

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The company will launch the 8GB/128GB variant later. (IANS)