Age : a human factor in lighting

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ConferenceProceedings of the International Conference on Occupational Ergonomics. v.1. Research Reports and Case Studies: 07 May 1984, Toronto, Ont. Canada
Pages50812; # of pages: 497
SubjectLighting; work environment; luminous environment; aged; visual perception; workplace visual performance; stimulus conditions; employee age; slower, cautious response; retinal illumination and contrast reduction; Lighting; Eclairage; milieu de travail; milieu lumineux; personne agee; perception visuelle
AbstractVisual performance in the workplace is determined by the stimulus conditions as well as the age of the employee. From an analysis of visual performance data at a simulated realistic task and an examination of the literature on aging, it appears that older subjects are 1) slower and more cautious in responding and 2) suffer from reduced retinal illumination and contrast. In practice, the relative visual performance of older subjects will be more sensitive than that of younger subjects to reductions in stimulus contrast and illumination levels.
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PublisherD.A. Attwood, C. McCann, Eds.
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number23822
NPARC number20359138
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