New Samsung app helps color blind people see the full spectrum of colors


Samsung is partnering up with Hungarian company Colorlite — maker of color correction glasses for color blind people — in order to develop a new app that can diagnose Color Vision Deficiency (CVD) in users, and the adjust the palette of a display in such a way as to allow the person to see the full spectrum of colors.

Dubbed the #SeeColors app, it works on both smartphones and Tizen-powered smart TVs. The software puts the user through a string of tests in order to identify whether they suffer from CVD, and if they do, at what level is their vision deficiency. Then, #SeeColors adjusts the color palette of the device accordingly, thus allowing the user to recognize a much larger number of colors shades than they are usually capable of perceiving.

Samsung claims that there are some 300 million people worldwide suffering from CVD. Many of them are only capable of seeing a couple thousand colors, while those living with severe color blindness can only discern between a few hundred. To put this into perspective, people with normal vision can perceive millions of color shades, claims the company.

The app comes pre-installed on all of Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs, and can also be downloaded in some regions via Google Play and the Galaxy App Store.



source: Samsung

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10 Comments

1. sissy246

Posts: 7121; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Hmm, have to check this out. My husband is color blind

2. nedimko_wot

Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

will they make an app that enables you to see when you close your eyes

3. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Good job Samsung

4. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This is good use of tech.

5. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Most Samsung phones and tablets have a tool to correct for your possible colorblindness pre-installed for quite some time now.... Similar to their hearing correction through headphones, after you run a couple of tests. See Accessibility features:http://www.samsung.com/us/support/answer/ANS00042922/

6. prakash_shewani

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 05, 2016

Now thats real innovation

7. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Feel sad for people with colour blindness. Samsung GREAT job!

8. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Think what you want about Samsung. This is innovation.

9. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Only a hardcore hater of the brand could see it as a gimmick and strangely there are people here would would think of this as a gimmick.

10. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

My son has mild color blindness and this is one reason why we own Sammy phones.

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