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PSP2 and Nintendo 3DS: 3D Health Risks and Children

We reported to you earlier today that gaming analyst Michael Pachter, thinks it would be a good idea for Sony to incorporate 3D to any new PSP, like Nintendo will be doing with the upcoming 3DS. Once these devices become available many children will want them, but what are the health risks?

Back in July Sony changed the terms and conditions for the PlayStation, and warned of possible health risks with watching and playing 3D content. The risks included nausea and eye fatigue or strain. It was also advised to take regular breaks in between 3D sessions, and viewing for the under six’s is not suitable.

Samsung have posted warnings over 3D viewing, and which groups of people are at risk. Doctors even backed up the warnings given by the company. These groups included the elderly, teens, people who are intoxicated, and again children under six.

With all these warnings in mind, is it a smart move to bring 3D to handheld gaming, and what are the risks to our children? While we are sure some warnings will come with any 3D portable device, it will be interesting to see how the brands making these devices respond to any health risks.

Will you buy a 3D portable gaming device?

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