Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Tech Explained - wellbeing in the workplace

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    25,377
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,369 times in 515 posts

    Tech Explained - wellbeing in the workplace

    Improving the user experience by using technology.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Admin Saracen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    16,921
    Thanks
    742
    Thanked
    2,867 times in 2,027 posts

    Re: Tech Explained - wellbeing in the workplace

    Effectively a small camera integrated neatly into the top of the monitor, the ErgoSensor is able to accurately measure the distance between the user's eyes and the screen, as well as detect neck posture or head angle, and time spent in front the display.

    Using this data, the monitor is able to present on-screen notifications giving suggestions on how far away from the screen you should sit and advise on improving your posture. By tracking the time spent at the screen, the ErgoSensor is also able to remind users when it's time to take a well-deserved break.
    Really?

    So now my monitor is going to nag me about my posture, and tell me when I need a break? Seriously, Phillips?

    And this supposedly will "promote wellbeing in the workplace"? Really?

    I rather suspect that all it would promote in me is an intense desire to "reprogram" the monitor .... with an axe. Or to defenestrate it.
    Noli nothis permittere te terere.


  3. #3
    jim
    jim is offline
    HEXUS.clueless jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    11,189
    Thanks
    590
    Thanked
    1,539 times in 1,226 posts
    • jim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Sandisk SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX650
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT03
      • Operating System:
      • 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2716DG
      • Internet:
      • 10 Mbps ADSL

    Re: Tech Explained - wellbeing in the workplace

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Really?

    So now my monitor is going to nag me about my posture, and tell me when I need a break? Seriously, Phillips?

    And this supposedly will "promote wellbeing in the workplace"? Really?

    I rather suspect that all it would promote in me is an intense desire to "reprogram" the monitor .... with an axe. Or to defenestrate it.
    See, personally, I don't think this goes far enough.

    It should monitor what you eat, and warn you when you've hit your limit for, say, sugar, or caffeine for the day. After all, you want healthy employees, right? Then it could make suggestions on what you ought to eat for lunch, based on your consumption thus far. For example, "I see you've eaten three doughnuts this morning. Your intake of vitamins is low - could I suggest an apple? Tomorrow, I would recommend reducing your fat intake". It could also monitor your visits to the bathroom, notify you if you're taking too long, and even better, advise when it anticipates your next need. That feature could be extended to interface with your calendar and set up the times that suit you and your body. It should also monitor your habits, and perhaps bring up notifications for people who pick their nose to warn them that it's unpleasant, and that your employer doesn't approve.

    It could also check your heart rate and your breathing, and flash up warnings when it sees your stress levels begin to increase. And, of course, to send a note to your manager when your vital signs indicate a state of relaxation. They could perhaps fit in a small electric shock machine, that when it senses such a state, sends a small electrical pulse to the mouse to bring your attention back to your work. This could be applied to the nose-picking feature as well.

    Desktop (3XS): 10 Pro, Silverstone FT03, Corsair RM450, Maximus IV Gene-Z, 2500K @ 4.5 GHz, 8GB RAM, GTX 970, 1TB SSD, S2716DG & U2212HM
    Desktop 2 (Self-built): 7 Ultimate, CM RC-341, OCZ 400W XStream, GA-MA785GM-US2H, Phenom X4 9600 BE, 4GB RAM, 2TB HD204UI, 128GB Crucial M4, Acer P206HLbm
    Laptop (HP Pavilion DM1): 7 Ultimate, SU2300 1.2 GHz, 2GB RAM, Kingston 64GB SSDNow V
    Server (Self-built): Server 2013, Fractal Design R4, 580W be quiet! BN198, GA-F2A85X-D3H, AMD A8 5500, 16GB RAM, 120GB Samsung 840, 6*4TB Seagate

  4. Received thanks from:

    Dareos (07-03-2014)

  5. #4
    Admin Saracen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    16,921
    Thanks
    742
    Thanked
    2,867 times in 2,027 posts

    Re: Tech Explained - wellbeing in the workplace

    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
    See, personally, I don't think this goes far enough.

    It should monitor what you eat, and warn you when you've hit your limit for, say, sugar, or caffeine for the day. After all, you want healthy employees, right? Then it could make suggestions on what you ought to eat for lunch, based on your consumption thus far. For example, "I see you've eaten three doughnuts this morning. Your intake of vitamins is low - could I suggest an apple? Tomorrow, I would recommend reducing your fat intake". It could also monitor your visits to the bathroom, notify you if you're taking too long, and even better, advise when it anticipates your next need. That feature could be extended to interface with your calendar and set up the times that suit you and your body. It should also monitor your habits, and perhaps bring up notifications for people who pick their nose to warn them that it's unpleasant, and that your employer doesn't approve.

    It could also check your heart rate and your breathing, and flash up warnings when it sees your stress levels begin to increase. And, of course, to send a note to your manager when your vital signs indicate a state of relaxation. They could perhaps fit in a small electric shock machine, that when it senses such a state, sends a small electrical pulse to the mouse to bring your attention back to your work. This could be applied to the nose-picking feature as well.
    If it was any good in bed, maybe I ought to marry it?





    Note, for the record, my wife is wonderful, and not in any sense a nag. And, nor am I making any reference, direct or otherwise, to the state of horizontal gymnastics. She'd kill me if I did.
    Noli nothis permittere te terere.


  6. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    North Wales
    Posts
    1,391
    Thanks
    135
    Thanked
    172 times in 134 posts
    • virtuo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus GRYPHON Z87
      • CPU:
      • i7 4790K @4.8Ghz Corsair H100i GTX
      • Memory:
      • 32Gb G.Skill TridentX 2400 @ CAS9
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 EVO 120Gb + Many, many HDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 980Ti FTW
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 750W
      • Case:
      • be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 (Orange)
      • Operating System:
      • Win10, Fedora
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x Dell U2515H 1440p DELL U3415W Ultrawide for Work
      • Internet:
      • PlusNet Unlimited 80Mb

    Re: Tech Explained - wellbeing in the workplace

    I'm glad all of these intrusions can be scuppered with some cheap electrical tape.

    I didn't appreciate the article title, I was expecting some nice tips and information on workplace ergonomics (since my back and neck are in tatters using my current setup). All I got was some gimmicky advert for a Philips monitor. Things like this should have a [Sponsored] prefix.


    And what company will ship these in if they keep telling the staff to go on a break?

  7. #6
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    17
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts

    Re: Tech Explained - wellbeing in the workplace

    Nice. A monitor that watches my every move...

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •