The saga between Nintendo’s 3DS gaming console and its subsequent health concerns still continues, with the company hitting back that claims of the newly released device are causing headaches, eye problems and feelings of fatigue.
Just last week we reported that some of you had been experiencing these very problems with the 3DS console and consequently were returning to the store where you made your purchase to try and claim a full refund. In light of recent news, Nintendo have stated that the glasses-free 3D device and its claimed ill effects are uncommon, this being backed up by a Cambridge professor.
Following on from this, Sony have also commented on their PS3 and Bravia 3DTV range saying that as softpedia reported, that if used in the correct fashion, 3D images are not an issue as are those found on 2D devices.
In a statement from Mick Hocking, Head of Internal 3D development over at Sony, he has said “Firstly, this is much less of a problem than many people imagine. For example, just wearing a pair of reading glasses will cause a much larger decoupling of your focus/convergence than a typical stereoscopic image will generate. Even so, in many stereoscopic images, the subject is placed close to the plane of the screen which makes the image as comfortable to view as a 2D image. We always ensure that the separation of focus and convergence in our games is set within a comfortable range.”
As Sony pointed out, in order to deflect from any such health concerns, they are in talks with their developers to provide games that include a “virtual slider” allowing players to adjust the 3D to their personal preference. The 3D world of technology is no doubt playing an instrumental part in relation to devices that are coming out even with mobile handsets now featuring the very item, take the HTC Evo 3D or LG Optimus 3D, and Sony have announced 3D support to many of their PS3 games such as Racher & Clank and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.
Have you yourself experienced any eye or headache problems, if so did you get a refund? What are your thoughts on Sony introducing a virtual slider to future innovations?
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