Fatigue estimation of visual display terminal (VDT) workers by physiological data - Preliminary study of a new computer program for VDT work analysis

Kazuhiko Uchida, Takeshi Fujisaki, Yuriko Hachiya, Rie Yoshikawa, Susumu Oda, Koji Mori, Harutoshi Ogai

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Abstract

The methods for assessing VDT workload based on individual capabilities are necessary to evaluate general fatigue by VDT work. We have developed a new computer program for assessing data entry performance of each individual. Four healthy male volunteers conducted a data entry task at their own pace using this program under a controlled environment. They performed the task for 30 minutes twice with 10 minutes rest between them. As a result, the average number of inputs was 133.2 characters/min in the first task and 129.1 characters/min after taking the rest. The error rate was 8.6% and 10.6% in each task. This program was useful to evaluate their data entry performance. We also reported our concern with a drop in nasal skin temperature that was observed during these VDT tasks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-325
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of UOEH
Volume26
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep 1

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Keywords

  • Data entry performance
  • Nasal skin temperature
  • VDT work
  • VDT work analysis

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Fatigue estimation of visual display terminal (VDT) workers by physiological data - Preliminary study of a new computer program for VDT work analysis. / Uchida, Kazuhiko; Fujisaki, Takeshi; Hachiya, Yuriko; Yoshikawa, Rie; Oda, Susumu; Mori, Koji; Ogai, Harutoshi.

In: Journal of UOEH, Vol. 26, No. 3, 01.09.2004, p. 315-325.

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Uchida, Kazuhiko ; Fujisaki, Takeshi ; Hachiya, Yuriko ; Yoshikawa, Rie ; Oda, Susumu ; Mori, Koji ; Ogai, Harutoshi. / Fatigue estimation of visual display terminal (VDT) workers by physiological data - Preliminary study of a new computer program for VDT work analysis. In: Journal of UOEH. 2004 ; Vol. 26, No. 3. pp. 315-325.
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