Sunday, October 23, 2005

When technology attacks

Not only Blackberry Thumb, now Monitor Eye ...

"Up to 75 percent of computer workers complain of vision problems, according to the association.

The muscles surrounding the eyes work hard to constantly focus on the nearby computer monitor. They also repeat countless, rapid movements reading character after character of text, line after line.

Those repetitive movements lead to stress injuries in the ocular muscles similar to keyboard stress injuries that have become common in recent years, according to the optometric association.

Encinitas optometrist Jeffrey Anshel, author of "Visual Ergonomics in the Workplace," said computer-vision syndrome is the leading reason for visits to his office."   continued ...   (Via SignOnSanDiego)

Technology Attack - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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