Changes in Brain Blood Flow by the Use of 2D/3D Games

  • Masumi Takada
  • Yuki Mori
  • Fumiya Kinoshita
  • Hiroki TakadaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9739)


Recently, with the rapid progress in image processing and three-dimensional (3D) technology, stereoscopic images are not only seen on television but also in theaters, on game machines, etc. However, symptoms such as eye fatigue and 3D sickness may be experienced when viewing 3D films on displays and visual environments. The influence of stereoscopic vision on the human body has been insufficiently understood; therefore, it is important to consider the safety of viewing virtual 3D content. In this study, we examine whether exposure to 3D video clips affects the human body such as brain blood flow. Subjects viewed 3D video clips on the display of portable game machines, and time series data of their brain blood flow was measured by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) with use of FOIRE-3000 (Shimazu Co. Ltd., Kyoto). Our results showed oxyhemoglobin tended to increase throughout the cerebral cortex while operating the game machines on the 3D display in comparison with the 2D display.


3D video Visually induced motion sickness (VIMS) Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) Brain blood flow 



This work was supported in part by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) Number 26350004 and Research Activity Start-up Number 50760998.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masumi Takada
    • 1
  • Yuki Mori
    • 2
  • Fumiya Kinoshita
    • 3
  • Hiroki Takada
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculty of Rehabilitation NursingChubu Gakuin UniversitySekiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Human and Artificial Intelligent Systems, Graduate School of EngineeringUniversity of FukuiFukuiJapan
  3. 3.Department of Information Engineering, Graduate School of Information ScienceNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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