Saturday, January 1, 2011

11.6 FAQ6 - 3D and children's eyes

On its website, Nintendo announces:


Translation: No Nintendo 3DS for kids under 6.

Question: Now what?

Answer: Let's be clear on one point, we live in a 3D world. Kids and babies included. We are programmed to perceive 3D accurately during the first year of our lives. And stereo-acuity actually matures between 3-5 years of age.

The two eyes each receives the same image from a slightly different angle - the same principle used for 3D gadgets. Shouldn't 3D viewing then enhance the performance of the visual system? The common complaint of asthenopia [eyestrain and headaches] from viewing 3D is an entirely different matter. Instead of real research on convergence and fusion, Nintendo mimics 3D TV manufactures by issuing simplistic warnings.

Lest we forget: CYA is not a real solution, real solutions require real R&D.

1 comment:

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