Stereo-3D May Be Harmful for Young Children – Nintendo.

Stereoscopic 3D gaming or movie watching may be more immersive than traditional, but they either require special glasses and/or using a special screen. Nonetheless, the aforementioned are not the only drawbacks of stereo-3D (S3D) technology. According to Nintendo and some others S3D may be harmful for eyes of the young children.

"We will recommend that very young children not look at 3D images. That's because, [in] young children, the muscles for the eyes are not fully formed... This is the same messaging that the industry is putting out with 3D movies, so it is a standard protocol,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, the president of Nintendo America in an interview with Kotaku web-site.

In addition to problems with eyes of young children, stereo-3D eye-popping technology may cause headaches or other unpleasantness if viewed for an extended period of time.

Nintendo 3DS game console that is due to be out later this year has so-called auto-stereoscopic 3D screen that promises to provide better experience than traditional displays. Still, the 3DS features a slider that can regulate or completely disable S3D effect.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/multimedia/display/20100626090741_Stereo_3D_May_Be_Harmful_for_Young_Children_Nintendo.html

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