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Document ID (ISN)33372
CIS number 80-868
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cakir A., Reuter H.J., Von Schmude L., Armbruster A.
Title Adaptation to human physical and psychic functions of operators' posts at CRT terminals
Original title Anpassung von Bildschirmarbeitsplätzen an die physische und psychische Funktionsweise des Menschen [in German]
Bibliographic information Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Sozialordnung, Referat Presse und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Postfach 14 02 80, 5300 Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany, 1978. 455p. Illus. 86 ref.
Abstract Report of research in 30 firms employing over 1,000 workers. Description of research methods, analysis of data display problems (technical data concerning CRT terminals, subjective evaluation, eye strain). Most of the report is devoted to a description of the existing situation and targets for improvement: anthropometric aspects, interaction between vision and posture, keyboard, lighting, air conditioning, noise. Description of an ideally designed workplace. Chapters on methods used to measure mental stress, including the special case of creative work at the keyboard by journalists and editors (use of the CRT teminal for a varied and interesting task without monotony). Review of problems which arise when equipment of this kind is introduced in plants and offices.
Descriptors (primary) workplace design; visual display terminals; visual tasks
Descriptors (secondary) lighting; report; Germany (Federal Republic of); visual fatigue; fatigue assessment; air conditioning; job study; design of equipment; anthropometry
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)