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  • Research Article
  • Open Access

Quantification and Standardized Description of Color Vision Deficiency Caused by Anomalous Trichromats—Part I: Simulation and Measurement

EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing20082008:487618

  • Received: 8 October 2007
  • Accepted: 22 December 2007
  • Published:


The MPEG-21 Multimedia Framework allows visually impaired users to have an improved access to visual content by enabling content adaptation techniques such as color compensation. However, one important issue is the method to create and interpret the standardized CVD descriptions when making the use of generic color vision tests. In Part I of our study to tackle the issue, we present a novel computerized hue test (CHT) to examine and quantify CVD, which allows reproducing and manipulating test colors for the purposes of computer simulation and analysis of CVD. Both objective evaluation via color difference measurement and subjective evaluation via clinical experiment showed that the CHT works well as a color vision test: it is highly correlated with the Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue (FM100H) test and allows for a more elaborate and correct color reproduction than the FM100H test.


  • Color Vision
  • Content Adaptation
  • Visual Content
  • Test Color
  • Correct Color

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Authors’ Affiliations

Image and Video Systems Lab, Information and Communications University, Munji 119, Yuseong, Daejeon, 305-732, South Korea
Department of Ophthalmology, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-4375, USA
Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University Hospital, 28 Yongon-Dong, Chongno-Gu, Seoul, 110-744, South Korea


© Seungji Yang et al. 2008

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