|Document ID (ISN)||108680|
|Convention or series no.
||Çakir A., Çakir C.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
||Influence of optical surface properties of IT products on users - Summary
||L'influence de propriétés superficielles optiques des produits de TI sur les utilisateurs - Résumé [in French]|
||Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2006. 55p. Illus. 29 ref. Price: EUR 10.00.
||The optical surface properties of IT products such as visual displays and keyboards can cause visual problems through gloss and specular reflections. For this reason, regulations on the lighting of VDT workplaces and on the design of IT products include certain provisions for gloss value and reflectance of surfaces visible to the user. A literature survey was carried out to highlight current knowledge concerning the impact of these optical surface properties of IT products on computer users. Research in the areas of computer animation and multimedia design suggests that the complex relationship of gloss and reflectance for the appearance of visual objects can be quantified. It is proposed that this finding be applied to future occupational safety and health regulations, including standards and legislation. This report consists of a summary in English and French of the findings of the detailed study.
||visual display terminals; visual comfort; man-computer interfaces; keyboard operations
||literature survey; visual function disorders; Germany; European Union; reflected light; glare; computers; design of equipment; comment on directive; comment on standard; luminance
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Lighting, colour and vision
|Broad subject area(s)
Visual display terminals (VDTs)