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Workshop in visual ergonomics
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Health Systems Engineering, Ergonomics.
2013 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Increased use of computers is common across many work sectors. Prolonged near work at a computer screen is associated with both visual discomfort and neck/shoulder discomfort and pain. Inadequate visual ergonomics at a computer workstation can also influence both visual and neck/shoulder discomfort. The new provision from the Swedish Work Environment Authority on prevention of musculoskeletal disorders includes risk assessment of occupational visual conditions. These assessments require practitioners to have knowledge of the topic, as well as experience with practical assessment tools.

The first part of the workshop proposed here will involve a presentation of the theories underlying visual ergonomic practices and a discussion of the most important factors to assess at a computer workstation. These factors include contrast, font size, resolution, glare, reflexion, non-visual flicker, and edge sharpness. The second part of the workshop, will allow participants hands-on practice in measuring and evaluating visual ergonomics at a computer workstation.

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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-138150OAI: diva2:680516
NES2013, the 45th Annual International Nordic Ergonomics and Human Factors Society Conference, 11–14 augusti, Reykjavik, Iceland

NQC 20140128

Available from: 2013-12-18 Created: 2013-12-18 Last updated: 2014-01-29Bibliographically approved

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