Saturday, April 24, 2010

10.12 Watch it at your own risk

3D TV has finally arrived. In an apparent attempt to ward off potential lawsuits, Samsung has publicized the dangers of 3D TV watching:

Photosensitive Seizure Warning and Other

CNN has an analysis: "Can 3-D movies, television make you sick?". In part, it says

[Samsung] cautions that certain flashing images or lights could induce epileptic seizure or stroke, and that "motion sickness, perceptual aftereffects, disorientation, eye strain and decreased postural stability" may result.

In addition: As for long-term effects of watching 3-D television instead of regular television, no one knows for sure because it's too new. concerned about serious consequences for children who watch 3-D television for long periods of time -- 'a continuous abnormal stimulus may possibly have long-term effects that are yet to be studied'...

So 3D TV watching can be hazardous to your health. Does it really? More research, please.