Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Are There Side Effects to Watching 3D Movies? A Prospective Crossover Observational Study on Visually Induced Motion Sickness

Are There Side Effects to Watching 3D Movies? A Prospective Crossover Observational Study on Visually Induced Motion Sickness

....A prospective carry over observational study was designed to assess the effect of exposure (3D vs. 2D movie views) on self reported symptoms of visually induced motion sickness. .... Viewers reporting some sickness ...  were 54.8% of the total sample after the 3D movie compared to 14.1% of total sample after the 2D movie. Symptom intensity was 8.8 times higher than baseline after exposure to 3D movie (compared to the increase of 2 times the baseline after the 2D movie). .....

Comments: The author of this paper, Angelo G. Solimini of the Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy, was kind enough to email me that this paper was recently published in PLOS One. It is a very good paper that should be read by anyone who has an interest in how 3D affects the viewer. The primary purpose was to investigate the presence of syptoms 3D vs 2D. It is my hope that at some point, one or more researchers will also look at the presence of not only these symptoms, but also those binocular vision dysfunctions and vestibular anomalies associated with 3D and the subsequent presence of symptoms. I know that my colleague, Dr. Jim Sheedy and his incredible group of researchers at the Vision Performance Institute are investigating these areas.

This coming October, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development will host a symposium/presentation (I'm the moderator) all about 3D that will include Shun-Nan Yang, Ph.D (Vision Performance Institute), Len Scrogan (Adjunct Professor for the University of Colorado-Denver and Lesley University; - Educational Technology Speaker and Consultant; - Past Director of Instructional Technology for the Boulder Valley School District, blogger), and Len Press, OD, FAAO, FCOVD (Press Vision [private practice], former faculty member/Peds/BV Chief SUNY/PCO, blogger). If you want to know all about 3D...the latest research, use of 3D in education and the importance of 3D to the optometric clinician...the COVD meeting in October is where you need to be! DM


No comments:

Post a Comment

You may comment on any aspect of this blog. You can not leave messages that promote or sell any service or product.