This study investigated the effect of moving from single occupancy offices to a landscape environment. Thirty-four Visual Display Unit (VDU) operators reported significantly worsened condition of lighting and glare in addition to increased visual discomfort. For visual discomfort, the difference with 95% confidence interval was 10.7 (1.9-19.5) Visual Analog… (More)
This study investigated the effect of moving from single-occupancy offices to a landscape environment. Thirty-two visual display unit (VDU) operators reported no significant change in visual discomfort. Lighting conditions and glare reported subjectively showed no significant correlation with visual discomfort. Experience of pain was found to reduce… (More)
PURPOSE Eye strain during visually demanding computer work may include glare and increased squinting. The latter may be related to elevated tension in the orbicularis oculi muscle and development of muscle pain. The aim of the study was to investigate the development of discomfort symptoms in relation to muscle activity and muscle blood flow in the… (More)
This study investigated the effect of moving from small offices to a landscape environment for 19 Visual Display Unit (VDU) operators at Alcatel Denmark AS. The operators reported significantly improved lighting condition and glare situation. Further, visual discomfort was also significantly reduced on a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). There was no significant… (More)
Neuromuscular principles in the visual system and their potential role in visual discomfort p. 10 Forget about aesthetics in chair design : ergonomics should provide the basis for comfort p. 19 Effects of the office environment on health and productivity 1 : auditory and visual distraction p. 26 Effects of using dynamic office chairs on posture and EMG in… (More)
PURPOSE Orbicularis oculi muscle tension and muscle blood flow have been shown to be objective measures of eyestrain during visually demanding activities, such as computer work. In line with this, positive associations between eye-related pain and muscle blood flow in orbicularis oculi have been observed. A hypothesis regarding work situations with… (More)
A total of 85 VDU operators, in three main Scandinavian Alcatel-Lucent headquarters, were followed in a process moving from single occupancy offices to an office landscape. This paper discusses the visual challenges and implications in such a transfer. In the oral presentation recommendation on how to avoid visual problems will be given.
In this presentation the results from both laboratory and field studies on VDU-workers concerning eye blinking will be discussed. A marked reduction in the eye blink rate while performing VDU work has been found. This seems to be the case both for visually demanding tasks both using normal and small text size, and independent of glare in the near VDU-screen… (More)