Samsung has announced two new digital health products at CES 2018.
Developed as part of the company’s Creative Lab programme, the two products include a breathing device for faster recovery and a pair of smart glasses for people with vision challenges.
Samsung’s GoBreath was designed to help people with lung damage and who suffer from breathing problems after general anaesthesia. Patients often need to do deep breathing exercises to help with recovery and commonly use an inspirometer. Those who have undergone surgery can often find this difficult however due to lung pain.
The device was designed by a doctor at Samsung Medical who wanted to find a way to help his patients recover faster. GoBreath consists of a portable device and a mobile app that teaches patients breathing exercises. Patients can look at exercise guidelines and check how well their lungs have recovered through the app. Doctors can monitor their patients’ progress through a cloud service to see how well they are recovering.
Samsung also announced the Relúmĭno smart glasses to help visually impaired people see images clearer. The glasses work in conjunction with a smartphone, utilising its processors and battery, allowing the glasses to be light and comfortable. The glasses work by having the smartphone process images from videos projected through the camera of the glasses. The processed images then float into the display of the Relúmĭno glasses.
Jaiil Lee, vice president and head of the Creativity & Innovation Center at Samsung Electronics, said: “Since launching five years ago, our C-Lab program has gained exciting momentum across Samsung, helping foster an innovation culture, and providing avenue for our creative, talented employees to pursue innovative new projects. We will continuously introduce innovative projects through our C-Lab program.”