NEW DELHI: The Cupertino based tech giant Apple has received a new patent that will help protect iPhone users eyes. The patent seeks to save users’ eyes from ‘Luminescence Shock’. This can be caused when a device is turned on in the dark and the display is too bright for the surroundings. After few second, the display is said to find more appropriate settings and tones down brightness levels as per the environment around. However, in those few seconds only the damage is done by the super-bright display. It can lead to temporary vision impairment.
However, Apple plans to make this possible without the use of ambient light sensor. In the patent filed in January 2007 with the USPTO, the company detailed how an iPhone screen can prevent “luminescence shock” without the help on ambient light sensor.
The patent reads, that the screen of the iPhone would turn on at a reduced brightness level. ” A luminescence shock avoidance algorithm selectively limits the brightness level of a display device when the display device is activated in a dark environment to prevent the temporary vision impairment that can occur when a display device is activated in a dark environment. The algorithm receives the state of display and can optionally receive an ambient lighting value from an ambient light sensor and a user selectable manual brightness adjustment setting to determine whether luminescence shock avoidance should even be triggered and if it is triggered, how much should the brightness level of the display is limited. ,” says the abstract of the patent filed.
This new feature will also prevent excess battery drainage of the smartphone. Presently, the company offers a Night Shift mode for some of the iPad and iPhone models which manages to reduce the brightness levels and prevent the eyes from getting strained.
Recently, Apple introduced a robot called Daisy. The robot is designed to disassemble an iPhone in order to recover valuable components.
The company claims that the disassembly robot Daisy is the most easy and efficient way to reclaim the valuable materials from iPhones. The robot is made using the Liam’s parts and is capable of disassembling nine versions of iPhone and sorting their high-quality components for recycling.