New technology to enhance TV for color blind people reports that colour blind people could soon be able to see things in television programmes that they could never see before, thanks to research from the University of East Anglia.

UEA spin-out company Spectral Edge today launches a video-capable version of its patented technology called ‘Eyeteq’ which allows colour-blind viewers to better differentiate between red and green.

Colour blindness affects around 2.7 million people in the UK (250 million worldwide), including 1 in 12 men. The condition means that those affected cannot see images, including TV, with as much clarity as those with normal vision.

Eyeteq allows colour blind people to see details they previously could not with minimal impact on the picture for ‘colour normals’ – those who do not have colour blindness. This allows both groups to watch the same screen together.


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