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Simple color conversion method to perceptible images for color vision deficiencies
Author(s): Mitsuhiko Meguro; Chihiro Takahashi; Toshio Koga
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose a color conversion method for realizing barrier free systems for color-defective vision. Human beings are perceiving colors by a ratio of reaction values by three kinds of cones on the retina. The three cones have different sensitivity to a wavelength of light. Nevertheless, dichromats, who are lacking of one of the three cones, tends to be diffcult for discriminating colors of a certain combination. The proposed techniques make new images by converting color for creating perceptible combination of color. The proposed method has three parts of processes. Firstly, we do image segmentation based on the color space L*a*b*. Secondly, we judge whether mean colors of divided regions of the segmented image tend to be confusion or not by using confusion color loci and color vision models of the persons with color-defective vision. Finally, the proposed technique realizes the perceptible images for dichromats by changing the confusion color in several regions of images. We show how effectiveness of the method by some application results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6057, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XI, 60571A (9 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.642818
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Mitsuhiko Meguro, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Chihiro Takahashi, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Toshio Koga, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6057:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XI
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas; Scott J. Daly, Editor(s)

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