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Samsung guidelines warns about 3D viewing health risks

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 16 Apr 2010 16:09 User comments (5)

Samsung guidelines warns about 3D viewing health risks Samsung has offered some guidelines for 3D television viewing and possible associated health risks and side effects. While most likely being the result of pressure from lawyers, the health warnings would probably take a bit of enthusiasm about 3D away from anybody who reads them.
"Some viewers may experience an epileptic seizure or stroke when exposed to certain flashing images or lights contained in certain television pictures or video games. If you suffer from, or have a family history of epilepsy or strokes, please consult with a medical specialist before using the 3D function," the warnings read.

"Even those without a personal or family history of epilepsy or stroke may have an undiagnosed condition that can cause photosensitive epileptic seizures. Pregnant women, the elderly, sufferers of serious medical conditions, those who are sleep deprived or under the influence of alcohol should avoid utilising the unit’s 3D functionality."

"Viewing 3D television may also cause motion sickness, perceptual after effects, disorientation, eye strain and decreased postural stability. It is recommended that users take frequent breaks to lessen the potential of these effects. If your eyes show signs of fatigue or dryness or if you have any of the above symptoms, immediately discontinue use of this device and do not resume using it for at least thirty minutes after the symptoms have subsided."

The guidelines also recommend that younger viewers be supervised while viewing 3D content. "Children and teenagers may be more susceptible to health issues associated with viewing in 3D and should be closely supervised when viewing these images."

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5 user comments

116.4.2010 18:06

I've always gotten motion sickness from uber-realistic 3d games and such.
Knowing this I don't even try 3d movies, some of us just know better.
Besides this hype will die back down again soon like it has every decade or so.

216.4.2010 22:20

Sounds like the notice written by the legal staff which requires that you stop and tighten the hitch ball every 50 miles. Failure to do so voids warranty.

316.4.2010 22:55
ukhn99
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Originally posted by john_swan:
Sounds like the notice written by the legal staff which requires that you stop and tighten the hitch ball every 50 miles. Failure to do so voids warranty.
That remind me of the time when I read a game manual one time. It stated that gaming should only be play for a duration of 30 minute or less. If that was the case then I will never finish the game because the second stage take an hour and a half to beat. How in the world are you suppose to beat a game if you couldn't even past a stage. lmao when I read that.

417.4.2010 1:35

Well there is always someone out there who will want to sue companies to make a quick buck, which is why they need these legal warnings. So if someone were to sue for epileptic shock, they could point to the warning and hold no legal liability (if any).

It's like those choking hazard warnings for small parts on a soccer ball (what small parts does a soccer ball have? Exactly).

517.4.2010 10:10

Originally posted by slickwill:
Well there is always someone out there who will want to sue companies to make a quick buck, which is why they need these legal warnings. So if someone were to sue for epileptic shock, they could point to the warning and hold no legal liability (if any).

It's like those choking hazard warnings for small parts on a soccer ball (what small parts does a soccer ball have? Exactly).
thats exactly what the warnings are about..no one should take this seriously

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