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Document ID (ISN)68907
CIS number 97-533
ISBN(s) 3-906753-97-2
Year 1995
Convention or series no. Europäische Hochschulschriften 520
Author(s) Nibel H.
Title Eye strain and response. Study based on log book, measurements of eye movements and number of blinking during eye-straining work
Original title Augenermüdung und Beanspruchung. Untersuchungen mit Augensymptomtagebüchern, Messung der Augenbewegungen und der Lidschlaghäufigkeit bei visuell belastenden Arbeiten [in German]
Bibliographic information Peter Lang AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1995. 167p. Illus. 226 ref. Index. Price: DEM 51.00.
Abstract The psychophysiological effects on the eyes caused by the introduction of the computer at the workplace were studied. Volunteers in a telephone exchange in Vienna where an electronic database was introduced and volunteers in two small firms where the use of computer-aided design was inaugurated participated in the study. Indicators of visual fatigue such as frequency of eye blinking and saccadic eye movement velocity were measured. In addition, volunteers kept a diary of subjectively perceived symptoms of eyestrain such as red and burning eyes. The physiological parameters were found to reflect the effort rather than visual fatigue.
Descriptors (primary) computer aided design; visual displays; Germany; visual fatigue; experimental determination; visual display terminals; eyes; fatigue assessment; computer terminals
Descriptors (secondary) physiology of vision; nervous fatigue
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)