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SeeColors App for QLED TV Supports People with Color Vision Deficiency

07 December 2017

Samsung Electronics has launched the SeeColors app for QLED TV, which is compatible with all Samsung QLED TVs. The app helps people with Color Vision Deficiency (CVD) diagnose their personal visual deficiencies. Based on individual diagnosis results, QLED TVs featuring 100 percent color volume adjust the color settings on the display, allowing viewers with CVD to enjoy a viewing experience in accurate color.

Nearly 300 million people globally have CVD, but most are unaware of their condition and the impact it has on their quality of life.

Through the SeeColors app on the TV, users can identify the type and level of their CVD and then directly recalibrate the TV screen based on their personal diagnosis results. To offer an easy and precise method for people to diagnose CVD, Samsung Electronics partnered with Professor Klara Wenzel who heads up the Department of Mechatronics, Optics and Mechanical Engineering Informatics at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, to adopt the Colorlite Test, or C-Test, for TV and mobile devices. The digital diagnosis test uses the concept of color filters and mathematical modeling to define levels of CVD. Adopting the C-Test through the SeeColors app has resulted in a simple solution which gives everybody the opportunity to see the world in full color.

The SeeColors app is available for download from the Smart TV App store. Users can also download the app to conduct the diagnosis through Google Play and the Galaxy App Store for Samsung Galaxy smartphones S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, S7, S7 edge and S8 devices. Once users connect their Galaxy smartphone to their QLED TV, the TV will automatically adjust the color setting based on the user’s diagnosis.

The SeeColors app is created in partnership with Colorlite®, a Hungarian company that applies certified technology based on 20 years of scientific research to lenses to help people address CVD. The SeeColors app marks the first time Colorlite® is being used on TVs and smartphone devices.

Source: Samsung ElectronicsSource: Samsung Electronics

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