Chroma: A Wearable Augmented-Reality Solution for Color-Blindness

What Is Colorblindness?


Technical

Color-blindness is a vision deficiency caused by a missing or defective cone.

Comparison

The first color spectrum is the color spectrum seen by normal person, while the next seven spectrums are the same spectrum but seen by people with color-blindness. Colorblindness is NOT like having grayscale vision.

Types

Deuteranopia, protanopia, tritanopia are cause by missing green, red, and blue cone. Deuteranomaly, protanomaly, and tritanomaly, are the less severe versions, caused by anomalous green, red, and blue cone.

Colorblindness affects daily lives and can cause numerous problems

Spotting colors
(Is this meat still raw?)

Misclassifying colors
(Am I wearing purple today?)

Losing Details
(Where are the flowers?)

Our Solution?


Chroma

We designed Chroma to be a wearable google glass app that can face these situations head on. By creating an agumented reality with manipulated colors, color blind people are able to overcome color deficiencies.

Mode 1: Spotting Colors - Highlighting


Before

Option: Orange Highlighting

After

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Option: Red & Pink Highlighting

After

Mode 2: Misclassifying Colors - Contrast


Before

Purple Vs Blue

After

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Mode 3: Losing Details - Dalton


Before

Dalton - distorts colors to provide visability for colorblind

After

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Chroma Video

Download Our Paper

Ubicomp 2014 Presentation

Our Team


Enrico Tanuwidjaja

etanuwid@ucsd.edu

Derek Huynh

dbhuynh@ucsd.edu

Kirsten Koa

kkoa@ucsd.edu

Calvin Nguyen

cbn004@ucsd.edu

Churen Shao

cshao@ucsd.edu

Patrick Torbett

ptorbett@ucsd.edu

Colleen Emmengegger

cemmenegger@ucsd.edu

Nadir Weibel

weibel@ucsd.edu