Thursday, February 16, 2017

Eyewear for the Colorblind



https://newsela.com/articles/EnChroma-colorblind-glasses/id/26986/

Summary: EnChroma glasses allow people who are colorblind to see color. The company, EnChroma is based in Berkeley, California and first developed the glasses in 2010. The goal of the company is to allow people to see the difference between red and green so that they have the option of driving without being a potential hazard. The glasses work for  4 out of every 5 people and cost about $269 to $349. They were recently tested on a 16 year old in Kansas and found to be effective.

Connection: Throughout history technology is continually developing which reflects on our growing economy. This relates to the increase of consumerism in 1950 and how people were buying more material goods, especially on credit due to their prices. As products are put on the market, people will constantly have the urge to buy these products.

Question: What impact do you think EnChroma and/or other technologies have on our economy? How might EnChroma be beneficial/hurtful to our society?

9 comments:

  1. EnChroma will benefit our economy because many people will want to gain an opportunity to view the world in a way they were previously unable to do. It will be beneficial because it has pretty good outcomes /successes and also will attract people to investing in goods that are popular.

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  2. EnChroma is going to have an impact because a lot of people that are color blind would want to by them and enjoy how wonderful the world would be.

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  3. I think this product would impact our economy because many color blind people would want to buy these glasses to see the world in new colors. I think it has the potential to be a growing industry. Also, this would be beneficial to out society because it might make everyone feel more connected, especially those who are color blind because they would be able to see in the same colors as everyone else.

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  4. EnChroma is going to have a big impact towards our economy because many people will be able to benefit from their products. These products will cause there to be many more advancements in technology to further improve people's lives.

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    1. I completely agree and also believe that EnChroma is a huge step towards advancement. Like with any item, the purpose is to help improve our lives.

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  5. I agree with Talar. EnChroma is going to have a big impact on our economy because of the benefits people have with their products. This will help improve many people's lives, advancing the technology to help people even further.

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  6. The glasses will impact our economy because a lot of colorblind people probably want to buy them. This will help them a lot, especially when driving, because they can now see the lights good. This is a positive thing because now they wont have a disadvantage with there senses.

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  7. The EnChroma is going to impact our economy a lot since there are a lot of people who are color blind and they will need this and will be really happy of the fact that they can see. I think technology help improve people`s lives a lot

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  8. I believe that this will impact the economy a lot because a lot of people are going to be interested in buying these glasses and I also think that this will lead to further development of helping color blind people see color.

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