Increasing conspicuousness by assigning optimal safety colors

Host Organisation: S-Innovations Ltd
Project Budget: 40.046,40 €
IDEK Funding: 25.000,00 €

At many workplaces, employees and visitors are requested to wear high-visibility vests in order to be conspicuous. Increasing conspicuousness by selecting the optimal safety colour for a specific environment can reduced the probability of an accident. Current practice is to use either orange or lime-yellow as the standard safety colours. The proposed project attempts to formulate a generally applicable methodology for determining the optimal safety colour for a specific environment. We proposed to develop an image-processing software that will analyse pictures and determined the optimal colour for increased contrast and conspicuity. The effectiveness of the proposed concept will be validated experimentally.