ColorVisionVR Visualizes Color Blindness
by Kristi Hansen Onkka
Visualizing Color Blindness
Once a user puts on their headset, they are immediately immersed into a representative cellular world of red, blue, and green cones. Users can play descriptive animations of a chosen color blindness cause and then experience the effect first-hand by entering a simulated “Color Room”, filled with familiar everyday objects.
As it is very difficult for anybody to imagine what being color blind is like, this direct relationship between learning the science and experiencing color vision manipulation is critical in developing a more empathetic and deeper understanding of these deficiencies. Based on the deliverable’s large range of audience, interactive components including user-controlled movement, object handling, and toggling UI visibility were implemented, enabling users to take control of this dynamic learning experience.
ColorVision VR Creator, Tiffany Raber
"ColorVision VR, and other MedVR will lead and transform the virtual reality industry. With this technology at their fingertips, medical professionals will be able to improve patient experiences, surgical training, and science education."