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FATIGUE: “Extreme tiredness resulting from physical or mental exertion or illness – presenting in: lethargy, lack of alertness, lack of energy, sluggishness, irascibility, performance anxiety, presenteeism.”

Simply the point at which the human organism reaches “adaptation exhaustion” where the body’s well meaning attempts to adapt, to become more resilient and cope with or tolerate a stress or strain fail. This leaves avoidance, or limiting exposure to the stressor, as a practical alternative to escape, where fight or flight is not a perceived option, as in education or the workplace. New Research Review


From the early use of CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) as a VDU (Visual Display Unit) through all of it’s technological advances the user operator has continued to subjectively report a range of debilitating symptoms presenting in repetitive stress type visual and physiological strain accommodated by the operator through mild to a more serious degree of adaptation.


The stress and strains of prolonged use of DSE in today’s 24/7 work/life and our perceived need to carry-on regardless, cope, tolerate and persevere commonly presents in symptoms of over-exposure to this stress presenting in Screen Fatigue. However, our bodies natural, well meaning response to adapt, as a reasonable strategy, continues to exacerbate the symptoms as our adaptations reach the point of exhaustion manifesting in stress related tension, performance anxiety and ill-health.


Performance Science has long been applied to competitive sports recognising that achievement is not solely limited to optimal physical fitness but, mental acuity and stamina. The same applies to work related productivity where, even mild fatigue, will also seriously impair overall alertness and cognitive capacity increasing the risk of errors and mishap over time.


Up until now, individually and/or collectively, there has not been a specific research driven program to develop an objective “Display Screen Equipment Occupational Health Risk Assessment Tool” designed for objectively measuring the ergonomic performance of your display screen equipment operator - machine interface. We now invite you to participate in our Beta Trial FREE, for the first 1,000 users, in anticipation that you might be kind enough, in return, to post your user feedback on our forum.


All display screens and their users are different and, at present, 58% of operators find some incompatibility that leads to experiencing a degree of Screen Fatigue resulting in a 20% average loss in performance.

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Whilst optimising the ergonomic performance of any display screen interface with personal or custom contrasting background colour produces, on average 20% gain in performance.

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