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article imageSony PS3's new terms of service warns about 3D health problems

By Aaron Robson     Jul 12, 2010 in Technology
Sony has just updated the terms of service for PS3 to include a section called "3D Device Use Notice" that warns about the health problems that 3D use might cause.
At the end of the new Terms of Service document that now has a word count of 13,000, Sony emphasizes a warning that states “Some people may experience discomfort (such as eye strain, eye fatigue or nausea) while watching 3D video images or playing stereoscopic 3D games on 3D televisions.”
The “SCEA recommends that you consult your doctor (such as a pediatrician or eye doctor) before allowing young children to watch 3D video images or play stereoscopic 3D games.” Along with this, Sony recommends that you should take long breaks in-between use and should stop immediately if you begin to experience any of the above symptoms.
Along with Sony's new Terms of Service other companies are updating theirs as well. Samsung, who currently is the leading market brand in 3D television has a separate notice that states “Pregnant women, the elderly, sufferers of serious medical conditions, those who are sleep deprived or under the influence of alcohol should avoid utilizing the unit's 3D functionality.” Even those with perfect health may suffer “involuntary movements,” “convulsions,” “disorientation,” and “confusion.”
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