Hans Richter

Professor, Docent
Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D

E-mail: hrr@hig.se

Telephone:
Operator: 026-64 85 00
Phone: 026-64 87 22
Cellphone: 070-660 72 14

Research area

Information technology (IT) has increased and changed the load for individuals in the workplace. Small displays and small text size on many IT applications leads to a reduced viewing distance and poorer posture with increasing biomechanical and oculomotor loads as a result. Mental stress related to the high amount of information received and processed contributes in parallel to increase the level of activity in the neck/shoulder/arm muscles.

Demographic trends also mean that the proportion of older workers who regularly perform visually demanding work has increased. When the visual system’s muscles, sensory and/or perceptual functions are subjected to high levels of demands that are outside that for which the eyes are evolutionarily adapted to cope with, this impacts on health and wellbeing. The overall goal of my current research, in this context, is to explore and describe linkages between visually deficient work conditions and its effects on physical and mental health and performance

Recent publications

Domkin, D., Forsman, M. & Richter, H. (2018). Effect of Ciliary-muscle contraction force on trapezius muscle activity during computer mouse work. . [Submitted] [More information]
Richter, H., Forsman, M., Elcadi, G., Brautaset, R., Marsh, J. & Zetterberg, C. (2018). Prefrontal cortex activity evoked by convergence load under conflicting stimulus-to-accommodation and stimulus-to-vergence eye-movements measured by NIRS : Prefrontal cortex oxygenation and visual fatigue. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12. 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00298 [More information]
Zetterlund, C., Lundqvist, L. & Richter, H. (2018). Visual, musculoskeletal and balance symptoms in individuals with visual impairment and with age-normal vision. Clinical and experimental optometry. 10.1111/cxo.12806 [More information]
Richter, H., Domkin, D., Elcadi, G., Anderson, H., Högberg, H. & Englund, M. (2018). A comparison of mental and visual loads resulting from semi-automated and conventional forest harvesting: An experimental machine simulation study. . [More information]
Richter, H., Domkin, D., Elcadi, G., Andersson, H., Högberg, H., Forsman, M. & Englund, M. (2018). A comparsion of mental and visual loads resulting from semi-automated and conventional forest harvesting : An experimental machine simulation study. FALF Konferens 2018: Arbetet - problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö? : Program och Abstracts. Gävle: Gävle Universtiy Press. S. 96-. [More information]
Published by: Zara Lindahl Page responsible: Annika Strömberg Updated: 2017-11-29
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