Why 3d Tv can also be harmful to you

Is 3d tv harmful to you

While it’s early days for 3D broadcasting, it’s worth pointing out that there’s some evidence that prolonged 3D viewing experiences are bad for you. success of 3D movies such as Avatar and the insatiable desire of consumer electronics manufacturers to convince us to continually replace gear. so is 3d Tv harmful to you.

3D tv harmful

Leaving aside the argument of whether we really want to see everything in 3D, and whether large families want to invest in multiple pairs of 3D glasses, there’s a simpler reason to be wary of extended 3D TV viewing sessions: it can seriously mess with your head. Research says 3D television only uses one of the cues (parallax) which the brain uses to interpret the real world in 3D, which can cause problems once you stop watching

Harmful affects of Watching 3D TV

When the movie’s over, and you take your glasses off, your brain is still ignoring all those depth perception cues. It’ll come back to normal, eventually. Some people will snap right back. In others, it might take a few hours. This condition, known as ‘binocular dysphoria’, is the price you pay for cheating your brain into believing the illusion of 3D. Until someone invents some other form of 3D projection (many have tried, no one has really succeeded), binocular dysphoria will be part of the experience.

A group of Japanese businesses has released a handbook advising viewers on health and safety when watching 3D televisions to counter dizziness, nausea and eye fatigue.”There are basic rules to know” when watching 3D images safely, the consortium – which includes Hitachi, Toshiba, Sharp and government bodies – said in its guidebook.

Research 3D TV Viewing

“People who are not able to appreciate the images in 3D books, would either be unable to appreciate the 3D in movies, or may develop unpleasant symptoms from watching them,” Dr Kowal said.

3D technology tricks the brain by showing different images to the left and right eye which are then layered together by the brain to produce a single 3D picture. Dr Kowal said more than 90 per cent of Australians had either near perfect or perfect 3D vision and would have no problems viewing 3D content.

Now, if you’re only going to watch the occasional event , that might not matter too much. But if you’re consistently watching 3D content, either via a dedicated channel or through a set which does on-the-spot conversion, it could be a major cause of concern.

As long as 3d TV watching is done in moderation it can be  a safe.

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