The Display Gamut Available to Simulate Colors Perceived by Anomalous Trichromats

  • João M. M. Linhares
  • Jorge L. A. Santos
  • Vasco M. N. de Almeida
  • Catarina A. R. João
  • Sérgio M. C. Nascimento
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9016)


The aim of this work was to investigate the effect on a display gamut of varying the optical density and the position of the maximum sensitivity of the cones spectra of anomalous trichromatic observers. The anomalous cone spectral sensitivities were estimated for a set of varying optical density and maximum sensitivity spectra conditions and used to compute the display color gamut. The computed display gamut simulated for normal observers the chromatic diversity perceived by anomalous observers. It was found that even small variations on the optical density and on the position of the maximum sensitivity spectra have an impact on the simulations of the display gamut for anomalous observers. It was also found that simulations for deuteroanomalous observers are the ones with greater impact if the estimation of the corresponding color display gamut is not carefully adjusted for the observer.


Anomalous color vision Color gamut Color deficient 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • João M. M. Linhares
    • 1
  • Jorge L. A. Santos
    • 2
  • Vasco M. N. de Almeida
    • 2
  • Catarina A. R. João
    • 1
  • Sérgio M. C. Nascimento
    • 1
  1. 1.Center of Physics, Campus GualtarUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal

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