DanKam: Colorblind Fix
By Dan Kaminsky Holdings, LLC
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Can your iPhone correct your color blindness?
"I used it today in the real world. It was amazing! I was at Target with my girlfriend and saw a blue plaid shirt that I liked. She asked me what color it was so I pulled up DanKam and said "purple." I actually could see the real color, through my iPhone! Thanks so much!"
"I am literally, almost in tears writing this, I CAN FRICKIN’ SEE PROPER COLORS!!!!"
"Thank you so much for this app. It’s like an early Christmas present! I, too, am a color blind Designer/Webmaster type with long-ago-dashed pilot dreams. I saw the story on Boing Boing, and immediately
downloaded the app. My rods and cones are high-fiving each other. I ran into the other room to show a fellow designer, who just happened to be wearing the same “I heart Color” t-shirt that you wore for the Forbes photo. How coincidental was that? Anyway, THANKS for the vision! Major kudos to you…"
"@waxpancake: Dan Kaminsky made an augmented-reality iPhone app for the
colorblind. And it *works*. http://bit.ly/gOJAn0"
Apparently so :)
DanKam is a iPhone app that displays video from the camera (among other sources), remixed so that it's a lot easier for the color blind to see colors, and the differences between colors, more accurately.
What's New in Version 1.7
- Fixed bugs related to static images
Best of the bunch!
Okay, so just to be clear: this app won't help a colorblind person to see "normally"...but what it will do is enhance what few colors they DO see so they can at least differentiate between the bazillion shades out there. I'm severely red-green deficient, and spent a good part of the day today running around like a little kid, pointing my phone at *everything*. For the first time in my life, I was able to see all the numbers on the dreaded Ishihara plate test, and discovered lovely patterns that had been hitherto invisible to me in my rugs, bedspreads and clothing. I was also shocked that stop signs, spring grass, butterflies and certain paintings were far more vivid than I'd realized. I've tried several apps for the color-impaired, and I gotta say this one has been the best so far. Once again, it doesn't "fix" your eyesight, but simply indicates parts of the missing spectrum using adjustable filters/algorithms. Definitely worth the price, though. If it ever gets on the Google Glass platform, I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. Think of the possibilities...
My son is super colorblind. The doctors said, "one of the most profound cases [they've] ever seen." He bought this app and was able to see red and green for the first time EVER! This is absolutely remarkable and will open up a whole new world for him! I know it sounds weird, but until you actually experience how challenging colorblindness can be, it can be hard to understand. We are going to use this to help him in science class, checking the "doneness" of food, art, everything! Thank you so much for a really cool app. He is walking around now looking at everything! All I keep hearing from him is, "cool!"
I Really Wanted This to Work...
There are many options and ways to customize this interface... Unfortunately I don't understand them. My color vision is extremely poor and I can't figure out which option helps me see "normally" because I can't tell what normal is supposed to look like. There isn't any color description where It tells you what a specific color is either. I'm sorry to write a negative review, but other colorblind may benefit from reading this...