Title: Bio-psycho-social aspects of human adaptability to highly automated work environment: interdependency among visual functions in the peripheral and central visual nervous systems and perceived health level

Authors: Murako Saito

Addresses: Research Institute on the Future Healthcare Policy, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan; Health Care Technology Management Research Center, 18-8-506, 2-chome, Kaminoge, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 158-0093, Japan

Abstract: This paper describes subtle and complex interdependency of human functions of peripheral and central visual nervous systems, such as antagonistic phenomena between peripheral and central visual nervous system and significant phenomena between ocular accommodation and perceived health. To neglect subtle interdependence in the bio-psycho-social aspects of human function results in a maladaptive condition which leads to the decrease of perceived health. Empirical evidence obtained was described, such as: an occupational decrease of ocular accommodation of inspectors; hourly variations of ocular accommodation during 8-hr working day; antagnostic relationhip between the central and the peripheral visual functions significant relationship between visual fatigue and perceived heath.

Keywords: ocular accommodation; perceived health levels; human adaptability; automated work environment; alignment; work organisation; work automation; visual functions; visual fatigue; peripheral vision nervous system; central vision nervous system.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBET.2009.024415

International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 2009 Vol.2 No.3, pp.234 - 247

Available online: 03 Apr 2009 *

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