Samsung reveals smart glasses that can help the visually impaired see again and bizarre neckband that replaces headphones with a 'bubble of sound'

Samsung's S-Ray speakers are portable directional speakers that isolate soundMeans music can play in open spaces without interference or disturbing othersThe firm also teased a look at its new Relúmĭno smart visual aid eyeglassesThis will work with a smartphone app to aid in a number of common issues 

By Cheyenne Macdonald For Dailymail.com

Published: 15:40 EST, 2 January 2018 | Updated: 15:55 EST, 2 January 2018

Samsung’s Creative Lab is set to show off its latest projects at CES next week, including a portable speaker that can surround you with a personal sound bubble, and smart glasses designed to help the visually impaired.

The C-Lab teased a look at its radical directional speaker today, which they’ve incorporated into a neckband, handheld device, and smartphone cover to allow users to ‘hear isolated sound’ without wearing earbuds.

The firm also offered a look at how its Relúmĭno smart visual aid glasses will work, building off ideas previously used in a Gear VR app of the same name to sharpen blurred images, reduce glare, and make reading easier.

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The C-Lab teased a look at its radical directional speaker today, which they’ve incorporated into a neckband, handheld device, and smartphone cover to allow users to ‘hear isolated sound’ without wearing earbudsThe C-Lab teased a look at its radical directional speaker today, which they’ve incorporated into a neckband, handheld device, and smartphone cover to allow users to ‘hear isolated sound’ without wearing earbuds

The C-Lab teased a look at its radical directional speaker today, which they’ve incorporated into a neckband, handheld device, and smartphone cover to allow users to ‘hear isolated sound’ without wearing earbuds

VISUAL AID GLASSES 

The firm will unveil its Relúmĭno glasses at CES, following the 2017 reveal of the VR app at Mobile World Congress.

The system come with several different modes to assist in all sorts of vision problems.

Regular mode, for example, will make images appear more clear by enhancing object outlines.

It also has modes to help with tunnel vision and central vision loss, and low vision.

It was built for the Gear VR headset.

But, it’s set to become available as more convenient eyeglasses, which will work alongside a smartphone app.

‘The smartphone processes images from videos projected through the camera of the glasses, and the processed images are floated into the display of the Relúmĭno glasses to help the wearer see things better,’ Samsung says.

The S-Ray (sound-ray) speakers designed by the C-Lab aims to allow users to listen to music without interference from other sounds – and without bothering the people around them.

Other directional speakers tend to be large, stationary, and expensive.

But, the new system exists in a much smaller package, allowing users to take it anywhere.

The firm will show off different options at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, including Neckband, ‘Handy,’ and a smartphone cover.

S-Ray can be used in a number of different settings, Samsung explains.

It could even make for safer environments for pedestrians, as using the system instead of earbuds would leave their ears free to hear any potential dangers.

‘When doing yoga, when playing games, different sounds can coexist in the same space without mixing or interfering,’ Samsung says.

‘At a mart, in an exhibition hall, sound is delivered to a desired area while preserving silence around it.

‘You can hear isolated sound while playing a sport in an open space.’

The S-Ray (sound-ray) speakers designed by the C-Lab aims to allow users to listen to music without interference from other sounds – and without bothering the people around them. The firm will show off different options at CES 2018 in Las VegasThe S-Ray (sound-ray) speakers designed by the C-Lab aims to allow users to listen to music without interference from other sounds – and without bothering the people around them. The firm will show off different options at CES 2018 in Las Vegas‘When doing yoga, when playing games, different sounds can coexist in the same space without mixing or interfering,’ Samsung says‘When doing yoga, when playing games, different sounds can coexist in the same space without mixing or interfering,’ Samsung says

The S-Ray (sound-ray) speakers designed by the C-Lab aims to allow users to listen to music without interference from other sounds – and without bothering the people around them. The firm will show off different options at CES 2018 in Las Vegas

The firm will also unveil its Relúmĭno glasses at CES, following the 2017 reveal of the VR app at Mobile World Congress.

The system come with several different modes to assist in all sorts of vision problems.

Regular mode, for example, will make images appear more clear by enhancing object outlines.

It also has modes to help with tunnel vision and central vision loss, and low vision.

The system was built for the Gear VR headset and a smartphone app.

The smartphone app and glasses will work together to assist the user, the firm explains. ‘The smartphone processes images from videos projected through the camera of the glasses, and the processed images are floated into the display of the Relúmĭno glasses,' Samsung says The smartphone app and glasses will work together to assist the user, the firm explains. ‘The smartphone processes images from videos projected through the camera of the glasses, and the processed images are floated into the display of the Relúmĭno glasses,' Samsung says 

The smartphone app and glasses will work together to assist the user, the firm explains. ‘The smartphone processes images from videos projected through the camera of the glasses, and the processed images are floated into the display of the Relúmĭno glasses,' Samsung says 

But now, it’s set to become available as more convenient eyeglasses, which will also work alongside a smartphone app.

‘We have witnessed an improvement in visual acuity through Relúmĭno,’ said Jeonghun Cho, C-Lab, Samsung Electronics.

‘Nonetheless, we still have a long way to go. VR isn’t ideally suited for outdoor operation. 

'Therefore, we are currently developing a new model in the form of eyeglasses that are as small and convenient as sunglasses.

The system come with several different modes to assist in all sorts of vision problems. Regular mode, for example, will make images appear more clear by enhancing object outlinesThe system come with several different modes to assist in all sorts of vision problems. Regular mode, for example, will make images appear more clear by enhancing object outlines

The system come with several different modes to assist in all sorts of vision problems. Regular mode, for example, will make images appear more clear by enhancing object outlines

The firm also offered a look at how its Relúmĭno smart visual aid glasses will work, building off ideas previously used in a Gear VR app of the same name to sharpen blurred images, reduce glare, and make reading easierThe firm also offered a look at how its Relúmĭno smart visual aid glasses will work, building off ideas previously used in a Gear VR app of the same name to sharpen blurred images, reduce glare, and make reading easier

The firm also offered a look at how its Relúmĭno smart visual aid glasses will work, building off ideas previously used in a Gear VR app of the same name to sharpen blurred images, reduce glare, and make reading easier

‘We hope that our solution will help make everyday living a bit easier for the visually impaired.’

The smartphone app and glasses will work together to assist the user, the firm explains.

‘The smartphone processes images from videos projected through the camera of the glasses, and the processed images are floated into the display of the Relúmĭno glasses to help the wearer see things better,’ Samsung says.

The system was built for the Gear VR headset and a smartphone app. But now, it’s set to become available as more convenient eyeglasses, which will also work alongside a smartphone appThe system was built for the Gear VR headset and a smartphone app. But now, it’s set to become available as more convenient eyeglasses, which will also work alongside a smartphone app

The system was built for the Gear VR headset and a smartphone app. But now, it’s set to become available as more convenient eyeglasses, which will also work alongside a smartphone app

Samsung also plans to show off its GoBreath portable device and mobile app designed to help patients who are recovering from lung damage.

It can teach patients different breathing techniques, and track their progress over time.

The trio will be unveiled at CES in Las Vegas from January 9-12.

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