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3D TV May Trigger Seizures04/14/2010
Samsung recently issued a warning on its Web site about 3D television. The company cautions that some viewers may experience an epileptic seizure or stroke when exposed to flashing images or lights contained in certain television pictures or video games. People who experience seizures triggered by flickering or rolling televisions screens have what is called photosensitive epilepsy.
Even people without a personal or family history of epilepsy or stroke may have an undiagnosed condition that can cause photosensitive epileptic seizures. 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.
Samsung cautions that children and teenagers may be more likely than adults to experience the following symptoms. Parents should monitor their children and ask whether they are experiencing these symptoms. The company recommends that people who have epilepsy, or a family history of epilepsy or stroke, should consult with a medical specialist before using the 3D function.
For Samsung's full warning, click here.
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