With the rapid evolution of technology, computers and their users' workspaces have become an essential part of our life in general. Today, many people use computers both for work and for personal needs, spending long hours sitting at a desk in front of a computer screen, changing their pose slightly from time to time. This phenomenon impacts people's health negatively, adversely affecting their musculoskeletal and ocular systems. To mitigate these risks, several different ergonomic solutions have been suggested. This study proposes, demonstrates, and evaluates a technological solution that automatically adjusts the computer screen position and orientation to its user's current pose, using a simple RGB camera and robotic arm. The automatic adjustment will reduce the physical load on users and better fit their changing poses. The user's pose is extracted from images continuously acquired by the system's camera. The most suitable screen position is calculated according to the user's pose and ergonomic guidelines. Thereafter, the robotic arm adjusts the screen accordingly. The evaluation was done through a user study with 35 users who rated both the idea and the prototype system itself highly.
|Journal||ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems|
|State||Published - 16 Aug 2022|
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- Automatic screen position adjustment
- dynamic workspace adjustment
- user's pose identification
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Artificial Intelligence