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Document ID (ISN)108680
CIS number 08-1114
ISBN(s) 3-86509-466 -X
Year 2006
Convention or series no. Fb 1067
Author(s) Çakir A., Çakir C.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Influence of optical surface properties of IT products on users - Summary
Original title L'influence de propriétés superficielles optiques des produits de TI sur les utilisateurs - Résumé [in French]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2006. 55p. Illus. 29 ref. Price: EUR 10.00.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) visual display terminals; visual comfort; man-computer interfaces; keyboard operations
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; visual function disorders; Germany; European Union; reflected light; glare; computers; design of equipment; comment on directive; comment on standard; luminance
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)