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Document ID (ISN)108738
CIS number 08-1115
ISBN(s) 3-86509-456-2
Year 2006
Convention or series no. Fb 1066
Author(s) Çakir A., Çakir G.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Influence of optical surface properties of IT products on users
Original title Einfluss von optischen Oberflächeneigenschaften von IT-Produkten auf Benutzer [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2006. 279p. Illus. 126 ref. Price: EUR 25.00.
Abstract The surface optical properties of computer peripherals such as screens and keyboards give rise to vision disturbances among users caused by gloss and brilliance; for this reason, regulations concerning the lighting of workplaces involving work on screens and computer equipment include specific provisions on gloss values and reflectances of surfaces visible to users. Based on a literature survey, this report presents the current state of knowledge on the effects of optical properties of the surfaces computer equipment on users. According to some studies, the complex relationship between gloss and reflectance can be quantified. Recommendations concerning certain aspects to be included in future regulations are proposed.
Descriptors (primary) visual displays; glare; man-computer interfaces; reflected light
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; visual function disorders; design of equipment; luminance; visual comfort; Germany
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) Non-ionizing radiation