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What would I need and how would I go about making Chromatic Lenses (AR glasses to assist colour blind people)?

I am colour blind. Mainly with reds and browns. Now, for a long time, that's stopped me from finding work in the fields I am interested in. Or limited me at least. However, I've had this idea in my head of a pair of glasses/goggles with an AR (Augmented Reality) functionality, which, if you press a button, it tells you in plain, English terms, at the top of the viewable bit of glass, what colour it is, but also the nearest possible hex code.
Thus far I've worked out that it needs some kind of miniature digital camera, lenses that can display text information (might be the hardest thing to create... It doesn't need any user interface, at least on the early version, as its sole purpose is to identify the colour and nothing else, so I think the actual display will be very simple (which since it's supposed to be worn as glasses, makes sense as you still need to see even when the text is being displayed)), and a power source that either lasts a long time or is renewable, or is easily replaced like AA batteries.

I've been thinking more and more that this would be really useful for me and for anyone else who is colourblind, but since I don't really know where to begin or even how much a working prototype would cost me to build, I just decided to say "sod any chance of patenting this idea, let's just ask the Internet so someone with the know-how can help!".
If the AR bit of this doesn't seem quite possible at this point in time, perhaps some kind of application that can run on a modern smartphone would be a good alternative?

dparry2 (author)  steveastrouk4 years ago
Looks perfect. Thanks, I'll try that.
Wow, there really is an app for everything!
canucksgirl4 years ago
Here's a link that you might want to read before pursuing your idea.

They discuss the results of a trial project using a color correcting lens that improved color vision in all types of color blindness (protanopia, deuteranopia and tritanopia, except achromatopsia).

Although your concept isn't quite the same, the fact that most participants were unwilling after the trial to purchase the product, nor felt the need was that great, is something to consider before spending too much time or money...

(It's a nice idea though).