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VDT

Video/visual display terminal, see there.

video display terminal

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VDT

A terminal used in information processing (computer terminal) and entertainment (TV picture tube) that produces an image on a screen (target) by bombarding it with electrons. This causes the fluorescent material that coats the screen to emit light. The effects on workers involved with the use of VDTs have been investigated with respect to a variety of factors. There is no evidence that reproductive or visual health is impaired by working with VDTs. Those who work with VDTs may experience musculoskeletal difficulties if the workplaces are poorly designed. This may be due to the screen being positioned in a way that promotes poor posture, or the chair being of improper design.
See: ergonomics
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Adjust the position and angle of the VDT screen and keep it clean to minimize glare and increase character sharpness.
not just pregnancy and VDTs, but it will include that."
The public needs education about the consequences of spending large amounts of time in front of a computer screen or other VDT without breaks.
Table 5: Causes of eyestrain in the age group: 16 to 18 years Age Group 16 to 18 Convergence Insufficiency 8 Phorias 5 Tropias 2 VDTS 14 OSD 2 Normal 6 Miscellaneous 3 Total 40 As seen in the bar diagram, video display terminal syndrome seems to be the major cause eyestrain in 16 to 18 years of age.
The luminaire with the lowest lumen output (a 1x4 with 1999 lm) has a mean luminous intensity of 329 cd at 55[degree], which is greater than RP-1's upper limit of 300 cd (see Table 1) for VDT intensive environments.
To gain further information, we considered data from a case-control study on the association between VDT use in pregnancy and the risk of SGA birth.
Therefore, a measurement taken during any trial on which the subject reported feeling a sensation that was qualitatively different from the specific modality being tested (e.g., reporting an "electrical" pain sensation during VDT or reporting only a "muscle contraction" sensation during thermal testing) was eliminated from the present analyses.
These two normally antagonistic parts of the business community worked in concert against any attempts to regulate VDT health hazards.
Kanaya (1990) stated that one of the causes of VDT-related complaints was the high density of office work created by the introduction of the VDT. For example, VDT workers are paced by the processing speed of the VDT; they have to input commands and continuously react to the information consequently displayed on the screen, forcing them to engage in very intense and stressful work as the processing speed of the VDT increases.
Measured diagonally from one comer of the screen to another, VDTs commonly come in 14-, 15-, 17-, and 20inch sizes.
There is evidence that the standard black-on-white Snellen chart used for diagnosing eye problems is not appropriate for the problems of VDTs. Dr.