Photosensitive epilepsy affects approximately one in four thousand people and is a form of epilepsy in which seizures are triggered by visual stimuli that form patterns in time or space, such as flashing lights, bold regular patterns, or regular moving patterns. In 1993, an advert for 'Pot Noodles' induced seizures in 3 people, leading to the ITC introducing these guidelines. Similarly, in Japan during 1997, an episode of the children's cartoon 'Pokémon', Dennō Senshi Porygon triggered over 650 admissions to hospital leading to the episode being banned from television worldwide. More recently, 18 viewers "reported ill effects" while watching a promotional film for the London 2012 Olympics.
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