by officePROhub.com on 04/09/2012 - 07:09 pm
Beware office workers! The computer
monitor that scolds you for slouching
As if keeping your boss happy wasn’t tough enough – now there’s a computer monitor you need to keep satisfied, too.
Philips has introduced a new monitor called the ErgoSensor designed to ‘promote a healthier and productive workplace’ – and it does this by telling you off if you slouch.
The sensor is embedded in the monitor, where a webcam lens might normally sit, and will advise users to adjust their sitting position if it slips from an acceptable standard.
Smart: The ErgoSensor also monitors how far you are from it, tells you to take a break and powers down when you nip off for a coffee
The company’s website explains that the monitor will give ‘corrective feedback on optimal viewing distance and ergonomic neck angle’.
Philips estimates that this function alone counts for an energy saving of 80 per cent.
What’s more, 65 per cent of the device is made from recycled materials.
Swedish firm Tobii, meanwhile, has created computers that can be controlled by where your eye looks on th…
Read more: at Daily Mail UK