IEE: Spectral Edge, a spin-off from the University of East Anglia, has developed an image processing technology called ‘Eyeteq’. It is claimed that Eyeteq significantly improves the visual distinctiveness of colours in images for people with colour blindness, without adversely impacting on the experiences of people who are not colour blind. Indeed, evidence reported by Spectral Edge based on static images, suggests that viewers without colour blindness might even prefer images processed with Eyeteq.
Spectral Edge is further developing the Eyeteq product with a view to embed or add the technology to digital television sets. Independent evidence was required to demonstrate how colour-blind and non-colour blind people might experience this product in a television environment.