Mobile app acts as eyes for color blind

22.11.2011                      25.Cheschwan. 5772


Mobile app acts as eyes for color blind

New Windows app allows users to distinguish different colors with the phone's camera.

If you were asked to differentiate between hues of camel, mustard or beige you would probably have a hard time doing so – most people would. But for the color blind, telling the difference between blue and yellow can be impossible.
Colorful, a new Windows phone application, says it can act as eyes for the color blind. The app enables users to distinguish colors with the use their phone’s camera – by using filters to change the color schemes and to fit the users color vision deficiency….

The app was created by three Israeli students in computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Edan Bloch, Maayan Negbi and Achia Shaag.