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Analysis of Fatigue Difference between Paper and Displays—Measurements of Near Point Distance
  DOI :  10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.12.56.6.060504  Published OnlineNovember 2012
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Abstract Emissive screens are generally believed to be the main reason for eye fatigue when reading text on displays. This study examines the impact on eye fatigue of the reading style and medium: reflective or emissive. We test three media: paper, LCD (liquid crystal display with backlight), and electronic paper (book reader using electrophoretic reflective display). Eye fatigue levels in a reading task are evaluated under two reading styles (free condition and fixed condition) for the three media by measuring the increment in near point distances after each reading task. Subjects were requested to read a novel for 180 min using the three media. The fixed reading condition yielded a statistically significant increase of the near point distance on the three media, while the free condition showed no such increment, regardless of the medium.

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Sonomi Inoue, Makoto Omodani, "Analysis of Fatigue Difference between Paper and Displays—Measurements of Near Point Distancein Journal of Imaging Science and Technology,  2012,  pp 60504-1 - 60504-6,  https://doi.org/10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.12.56.6.060504

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