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The Future of Vision




Color Algorithms for the Visual System

Digital Vision Enhancement Inc. is the first company to patent devices with color algorithms to enhance the human visual system. ColorPhi™ visual algorithms enhance pixel color reception by varying colors over time. This process stimulates the visual system, allowing people to perceive colors they cannot while creating a sense of movement known as the Phi and Color Phi Phenomenon. 

This image is of an Ishihara color blind test that has been put through ColorPhi algorithms that enable all color blind types to see the numbers.

There are over 350M people who are considered color blind. Many millions more have undiagnosed color deficiencies. Color deficiencies become more common with age, affecting 50% of individuals over the age of 85.  ColorPhi™ has been shown to aid individuals with color blindness and defiencies, helping them distinguish colors they cannot perceive.


When used with multispectral (non-visible light spectrum) cameras, ColorPhi™ enables Super Human Vision™. 

ColorPhi™ For the Color Blind

Redefining Color Blind Accessibility with ColorPhi

Very colorful horse on a merry go round showing lots of reds.

The Current State of
Color Blind Accessibility

Despite the availability of color blind assistive technologies, many solutions fail to address the diverse needs of the color blind community effectively. Devices and digitized solutions often lack precision, are expensive, or are not user-friendly. 

Dr. Nathaniel Borenstein, co-founder of ColorPhi™, and the creator of the MIME standard, has tested every available color-blind assistive technology for over four decades. He found them all sadly wanting and worked to devise something better for the world and himself. 

computer vision science meets
the color blind computer scientist

The man responsible for bringing colorful multimedia to the internet is ironically severely colorblind with strong protanopia, which means he can't see reds at all. Dr. Borenstein turned to computer vision to rethink color perception. He, along with Tom Neuendorffer, developed a visual algorithm to replace and amplify colors he couldn't see with ones that he could see, allowing his visual system to recognize both his normal perception and the newly enhanced color pixelation over time. This approach tapped into the human visual system's Phi and Color Phi phenomenon, allowing him to perceive the colors he couldn't see and to perceive a depth of movement from stationary images.  The eureka moment came when they realized that these types of color visual algorithms can also be leveraged to perceive the non-visible light spectrum within the visible, which everyone in this world is blind to. They were eventually issued multiple patents for their invention and innovations. 

customized color algorithms for each individual
and individualized for each eye

ColorPhi™ algorithms have an almost infinite level of customization so that every individual can adjust ColorPhi™ to their own preferences. When used with VR and AR devices ColorPhi™ can also take advantage of binocular vision to present differently colorized images to each eye, one of the best previously known ways to help the color blind.

something better for the world 

ColorPhi™ will be open-sourcing much of our software and open-licensing our patents for non-commercial use in the visible light spectrum, so that we can accelerate innovation and remove all barriers for those with color deficiencies.

For more information, please visit our Community Preview page. 

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