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Field trials of three tests for color vision and color aptitude
Author(s): Robert Hirschler; Jennifer Gay; Danielle Ferreira de Oliveira
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Paper Abstract

253 visual observers, at the average level of between 'unselected' (inexperienced) and 'in-plant applicants' have been tested under controlled industrial conditions using the Ishihara or T.M.C. (Murakami) pseudoisochromatic plates, the Farnworth-Munsell 100 Hue Test (FM), the HVC Color Vision Skill Test (HVC) and the Japanese Color Aptitude Test (JCAT). There is only loose correlation between the FM and the HVC tests. The FM scores do not improve significantly by retesting, while the HVC scores can be improved through training, e.g. by using the JCAT. We found practically no correlation between the performance in visual pass/fail decisions and the FM or the HVC scores. Three different editions (3 copies from 1991, 3 from 1997 and two from 1998) of the HVC test were measured and analyzed. They showed good, in the latest edition very good, intra-edition repeatability and good inter-edition reproducibility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4421, 9th Congress of the International Colour Association, (6 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.464760
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Robert Hirschler, SENAI/CETIQT (Brazil)
Jennifer Gay, SENAI/CETIQT (Brazil)
Danielle Ferreira de Oliveira, SENAI/CETIQT (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4421:
9th Congress of the International Colour Association

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