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Sleepy? Blame Your Smartphone

Posted By Diana Newby On Jul 23, 2011 @ 8:50 am In News,Sci/Tech | Comments Disabled

3077501478_5b2e100d0cDroid addicts, take heed — too much of that technology could be bad for your health. Just ask Martin S. Banks, UC Berkeley optometry and visual science professor and author of “The Zone of Comfort: Predicting Visual Comfort with Stereo Displays.”

According to a study [1] conducted by Banks and his research team, the use of stereo three-dimensional devices demands a level of focus that brings about “vergence-accommodation,” which occurs when your eyes are trained on a flat screen while attempting to process 3D content at the same time.

The result? “Eyestrain, fatigue and headaches,” plus the need to tailor technology to suit consumer needs. The problem isn’t just limited to smartphones, either — 3D movies have the potential to cause just as much discomfort. So if you left “Harry Potter” with a pounding in your skull, it probably wasn’t just from sobbing hysterically into that hanky.

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Smartphones Causing Tiredness, Eyestrain, Headache: Study [IB Times [1]]

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[1] study: http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/185374/20110722/samrtphone-eyestrain-headache-fatigue-3d-devices-mobile-phones-3d-movies.htm

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