Genius or Crazy? End Colorblindness By Coloring.
Can colorblindness be eliminated simply by changing our approach to diagnostics? Experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats claims it can be.
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Can colorblindness be eliminated simply by changing our approach to diagnostics? Experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats claims it can be, and has attempted to do so by creating the first fully interactive color vision charts, which adapt to each viewer’s eyesight as the viewer colors them in.
“My charts are inspired by the standard colorblindness test invented by Japanese ophthalmologist Shinobu Ishihara in 1917,” he says. “I’ve given Ishihara’s test new functionality by combining his invention with an even older technology, the coloring book.” These provocative new charts — which are now being manufactured as self-adhesive wall graphics by Walls360 — are printed completely blank except for thin black outlines, and can be completed with colored pencils, markers, or crayons. “If you customize them to your own color perception, you’re guaranteed to see the hidden figures perfectly,” Keats explains.
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