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Revista Española de Salud Pública

versión On-line ISSN 2173-9110versión impresa ISSN 1135-5727


GONZALEZ-MENENDEZ, Eva et al. Major health consequences a rising from the continued use of new electronic devices with visual display units. Rev. Esp. Salud Publica [online]. 2019, vol.93, e201908062.  Epub 07-Sep-2020. ISSN 2173-9110.

The exponential advance of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the last decade has led to the increasingly widespread use of new electronic devices (NED) in the workplace. The emergence of new concepts such as telework from home or mobile work (ework) represents a clear example of this phenomenon. However, the benefits resulting from these changes in work dynamics may mask potential occupational risks and impacts on health and safety derived from “non-responsible” use of new technologies. The objective of this study was to analyze the impact of NED use in the work environment and to point out the resulting health consequences. It has been observed that desktop computers are still the most frequently used devices, except in mobile work environments, where laptops and smartphones are more prevalent. The emerging health problems detected are mainly associated with musculoskeletal, visual and psychosocial disorders. This work demonstrates the need to continue deepening the study of the emerging pathologies associated with new work environments and possible intervention measures.

Palabras clave : ICT; Emerging risks; Ergonomics; Applied psychosociology; Teleworking; Mobile ework; VDU.

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