February 6, 2013

Has Colorblindness Been Conquered with Glasses?

George Dvorsky, io9

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A pair of researchers from 2AI Labs have developed a wearable eyeglass device that effectively cures red-green color blindness. Called O2Amps, the technology works by leveraging our capacity to see the amount of oxygen in another person's blood by simply looking at the hue of their skin. Developer Mark Changizi came up with the unorthodox idea after considering the evolutionary underpinnings of color vision.

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TAGGED: Glasses, Color Blindness