Desktop computer use: physiological and psychological problems and potential solutions
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Type of Work14 pages
SubjectsComputers -- Physiological aspects
Computers -- Psychological aspects
The purpose of this paper is to explain the dangers of excessive desktop computer use along with the solutions to treat such problems. In today’s digital society, digital natives are introduced to all kinds of technology at a young age, specifically, desktop computers. This is because desktop computers are present in almost every aspect of the average person’s life; they are found in homes, schools, and the work place. Because the desktop computer is a multipurpose piece of technology, it can be used for activities such as emailing, playing games, social media, and Internet; therefore, most people develop positive opinions about desktop computers. While there are positive aspects to desktop computer use, the desktop computer has been proven to cause physiological as well as psychological issues such as vision problems, musculoskeletal pain, and sleep disorders to the user when used excessively; therefore, it is important to know how to combat these issues to ensure safe desktop computer use.