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CWSF 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario

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Originally my method was a simple art project, to algorithmically make colours pop when compared together. When I was presenting it to a friend, something clicked. I realized it could help people with monochromatic vision, who cannot contrast colours like we can. There are already methods for treating people with colour blindness, but not of this type, achromatopsia is generally ignored in media treatments for colourblindness. My plans for future observations are to implement this method into the web, for a better web browsing experience for people with achromatopsia, as well as using it to increase accessibility to public parks, and to improve movies and viewing experiences. The advice I'd give to other students planning on doing a project is to go for it! Be laser-focused on what matters to you, and improving life on earth.

Mitchell Hynes

Saturization: A New Method for Contrast in Monochromatic Vision
Region:Eastern Newfoundland
City:Paradise, NL
School:Holy Heart High School
Abstract:Extreme colour blindness is no joke, every day 1 in 40,000 people are born with Achromatopsia. Every day these people struggle with watching movies, playing videogames, and even going outside. My project is a computer algorithm to treat media, for easier viewing with grey vision. My method is innovative, one of a kind, and where it comes from is totally unexpected!

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Senior
Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Carleton University Entrance Award
Senior Bronze Medallist - $1,000 Entrance Award
Sponsor: Carleton University
$1 000.00
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
Senior Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
$1 000.00
Western University Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$1 000.00
Total$3 000.00