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Document ID (ISN)54536
CIS number 90-1740
Year 1984
Convention or series no. EF/84/69
Author(s) Reading V.M., Weale R.A.
Title Objective signs of potential physical stress and fatigue in visual display unit operators
Bibliographic information European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Loughlinstown House, Shankill, Co. Dublin, Ireland, 1984. 97p. Illus.
Abstract The aim of this report presented in 2 parts was to investigate objective, physiological changes which occur in the human body when subjected to stressors at work, such as working with a video display unit (VDU), and to correlate these objective measures with psychophysical data collected simultaneously on the speed and accuracy of performance responses. The investigated subjects (7 in the first part of the report and 29 in the second) worked either with a VDU and keyboard or with pencil and paper on specific closely defined tasks. Coverage: methodology (psychophysical tests, electrophysiological measurements); observer data; protocols; results; trainee VDU operator study.
Descriptors (primary) visual tasks; perceptual-motor performance; physical fatigue; workload assessment; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) report; physical workload; electromyography; pulse rate; mental workload
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Fatigue
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)