3-D Television For Children With Epilepsy

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Witnessing a child who is having seizures can really be depressing and heartbreaking not only to the general population, but as well to the parents of these children. Parents who have children who experience bouts of seizures seemed to be very helpless because they cannot do anything to stop the processes involve during the seizure event. Hence, many researchers and health care professionals are trying to rule out major risk factors of different disorders which are frequently observed among children. This includes the initiation of seizure attacks. It is claimed by other researchers that seizures can actually be triggered by the stimuli found in the environment. And for that reason, parents of children with epilepsy are advised by their health care provider to take note of the prior incident before the seizure takes place because this prior event can be a triggering factor which can initiate the start of seizure attack.

Recently, a new German-Austrian research claimed that the children with epilepsy who are watching movies through 3-D television do not have an increase risk for seizure attacks. The results were finalized after the observation and analysis of data from the study participants. In addition, the results of the study include other unpleasant reactions which can occur among children when they watch movies through 3-D television. These include: headache, series of nausea, and dizziness.

The new study which is scheduled to be presented at the American Epilepsy Society during the annual meeting in Baltimore involve the analysis and examination of data gathered from about 100 children who have an average age of 12. These children had either epilepsy or just having the risk to develop epilepsy. The study participants were asked to use 3-D glasses with a distance of about six and a half feet away from a plasma 3-D television.

Moreover, researchers found out that out of the 100 study participants, only 1 child experienced seizure after 15 minutes of watching from a 3-D TV. Also, that child who had seizure is known to have about 3 to 4 attacks of seizure per day. Furthermore, researchers suggest that the initiation of seizure attack is not brought about by the television technology itself, but the risk can be increased by the differences of television contents which are being watched by these children with epilepsy.




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