Psychophysical Analysis of Studying in Isolation: Learning in Pandemic Era
Authors: Namrata Arora Charpe, Anshuman Shastri
Abstract: Working on visual display units (VDUs) for prolonged periods of time leads to peculiar effects on physical and cognitive functioning of the users. COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a point where all the work activities and interactions became dependent on various types of VDUs. The teaching-learning process switched to virtual classrooms bringing about a shift in the knowledge exchange scenario across the globe. An optimisation of conditions for VDU usage needs to be done in order to minimise the long term effects and reduce discomforts while using any such technology based media. The study focuses on a real time comprehensive analysis of VDU usage related musculoskeletal disorders, particularly computer vision syndrome and postural problems. The exposure assessment in both physical and cognitive domains provides the basis for optimisation of conditions for VDU usage.
Keywords: Video Display Units, Psychophysical Analysis, Ocular Fatigue
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