Samsung is working on their next Health App that's focused on Assisting users recognize the dangers of Eye-Fatigue
In a Patently Apple report posted yesterday titled "Apple's work with Smart Bedding Systems is ongoing and it may lead to a Specific Sleep Tracking App for Apple Watch," we showed that Apple and Samsung are both working on sleep applications and bedding systems that will monitor a user's vitals while they sleep. Apple and Samsung are playing catch up with Fitbit and Nokia's Withings. Today our Patently Mobile IP Blog has posted a report about Samsung's latest health app that is out to help users with eye-fatigue.
With most users these days in front of computer screens and smartphones all day, eye-fatigue is quickly becoming a problem causing harm.
Samsung notes in their patent filing that various types of services and functions for smartphones are ever expanding and displays resolutions are higher every year.
As the user uses a screen having high luminance and high resolution for a long period of time, a visual fatigue of the user may increase. If the visual fatigue of the user is accumulated, a visual display terminal (VDT) syndrome may appear in the user. Also, eyesight of the user may be deteriorated and/or eye disease of the user may occur due to the accumulation of the visual fatigue of the user.
Because of these problems, there is a need for an apparatus and method of calculating a visual fatigue of a user and addressing an increase in the visual fatigue of the user.
This is certainly an interesting health app avenue for Apple to pursue as well. Whether it's something that Apple may consider for their health application roadmap in the future is unknown at this time.
For more of the details of their invention, check out Patently Mobile's latest patent report titled "Samsung Invents a Head Device that works in Sync with a Brainwave Application," here.
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