The idea of managing inclusive beauty tech comes from a growing demand for beauty products and services that cater to people of all skin types, textures, and shades. Historically, the beauty industry has been criticized for its lack of inclusivity, with limited options for people with darker skin tones or unique skin textures. However, with the rise of social media and increased awareness around diversity and representation, consumers are demanding more inclusive and accessible beauty products and services. This has created an opportunity for companies to develop innovative solutions that cater to diverse customer needs and promote a more inclusive and representative beauty industry especially for color blind people.

What it does

Luminous color is a Snap AR Lens to improve coloring for color blindness through augmented reality Technology using the daltonization algorithm. Daltonization is the process of altering the color of an image to make it more visible to people with color blindness. This process involves adjusting the brightness, contrast, and saturation of certain colors and combining certain colors to make them more distinguishable for people with color blindness.

How we built it

First, it is to research how color-blind people see and how to improve their color through daltonization. Then, I coded the algorithm from (Normal Image -> Simulated Color Blind Image -> Daltonization Image) using python. Next, I tried to input LUTs (Lookup Tables) into the algorithm. The result of the transformed LUTs will be put into a lens filter by adding through the 'Color Correction' section in Lens Studio. After that, I created a script to switch the filters with a simple tap. Another thing I also create is writing that can be gone after a few seconds.

Challenges we ran into

Doing it on my own is challenging. I need to remind myself why I want to join this competition first. Another thing is to manage time with a commitment to this competition.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

For a month, I succeeded in making this filter and turnout this to be the first filter to help coloring for the color blind. Other filters exist only so ordinary people can see how the color-blind see. But in our case, we create a lens so color-blind people can see better; hopefully, one day will be like ordinary people. Our solution is also aligned with the SDGs. Luminous Color Lens impacts SDG number 10: 'Reduce inequality' where the importance of inclusivity in supporting color-blindness.

What we learned

I learned everything this month about how big the problem is and the current solution based on reading some papers and how to use the SNAP AR Lens Studio platform. Most of the essential lessons I learn is managing my time wisely—hectic time because of the ongoing job hiring process. In technical, it is terrific to learn about Lens Studio and knowledge about colors science. I realized it is helpful so that even people without code knowledge can create filter lenses.

What's next for Luminous Color

Managing inclusive beauty tech involves developing and promoting beauty products and services that are accessible and inclusive for people of all skin types, textures, and shades, regardless of their ethnicity or gender. This requires conducting market research to understand the needs of different demographics, developing a diverse product line, using technology to personalize recommendations, promoting diversity and inclusivity in marketing campaigns, and partnering with diverse influencers and experts to promote the brand's message of inclusivity. By following these strategies, companies can manage inclusive beauty tech and create a positive customer experience that reflects the values of diversity and inclusivity.


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