Visual Display Unit
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Continuous, ongoing use of a computer monitor poses an ergonomic threat to the body, including temporary eye and muscle strain, fatigue and headache, as well as the potential for long-term postural issues. A numerous factors contribute to this, including the observer’s age, physical condition, habits, position, duration of observation and distance from the display. The display’s location, aspect in relation to the observer’s eyes, legibility, location, position, brightness, contrast, color and other environmental factors also play a role. Ergonomic computing setups are becoming more common to address these problems.