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Survey of the consumer awareness of computer ergonomics

Md Kamaruddin, Nafisah Kamariah and Md Amin, Zulkarnain and Ghazali, Norliza and Hew, Mei Shi and Jamil, Muhammad Azizan (2015) Survey of the consumer awareness of computer ergonomics. In: International Conference on Ethics, Humanities and Education 2015 (ICEHE 2015), 24 - 25 August 2015, Bayview Hotel, Langkawi, Malaysia.


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Computer ergonomic is a medium of interaction between human and computer equipment that serves to prevent health problems to users. However, most users do not have formal knowledge on the importance of computer ergonomic. Therefore, a survey on whether computer users are aware of the importance of computer ergonomic had been carried out. The survey was conducted at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), with a total of 270 respondents which consists of 17 academic staff, 19 non-academic staff and 234 students from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. The results of this questionnaire were analyzed using SPSS. From part I : The awareness of the correct sitting position, the respondent answered 7 questions for ‘no’ out of 9 questions. For part II : The awareness of computer ergonomic, the respondents answered ‘no’ for 4 questions out of 6 questions. Finally, for part III : The problems face by the respondents, respondents answered ‘no’ to 5 questions out of 8 questions. Many respondent suggested that exposure to computer ergonomic should be started from the primary school level. Most respondents said that the government or company do not provide exposure to computer ergonomic to their employees. They also stated that the lack of knowledge about computer ergonomic is the main cause why the users do not practice the science of ergonomic when using the computer. In conclusion, since users do not know the importance of computer ergonomic and they suggest that the computer ergonomic should be taught from school level

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ergonomic; computer; survey
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA164 Bioengineering
Divisions: Centre of Diploma Studies > Department of Science and Mathematics
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2015 06:16
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2015 06:16
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7039
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