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Samsung has devised a way for people with colour blindness to see in full colour

The tech company has released an app-based test that measures the exact degree to which someone has colour vision deficiency.

Approximately one in 12 men and one in 200 women have colour blindness, or colour vision deficiency (CVD). Now, however, there’s a way for them to see the fullest spectrum of colour. 

Samsung and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics have devised the Colorlite Test, which, in addition to recognising CVD, measures the exact degree to which a person has it.

This in turn allows the most precise correction to be identified, which is good news for people with CVD that want to pursue a whole range of careers (and not just those who want to fly planes). 

“[People with CVD] are at a disadvantage when it comes to working in more than 100 professions,” said Budapest University of Technology and Economics’ Professor Klara Wenzel.

“We typically think of people who want to be pilots – but car-glazers, painters, cosmeticians, drivers, kindergarten-teachers and cartographers also find it hard to do well in their professions.” 

The Colorlite Test is available on SeeColors, a new app that Samsung launched yesterday (November 27).