Application of Wearable Device to Develop Visual Load Intelligence Monitoring and Evaluation Technology

  • Hsin-Chieh WuEmail author
  • Mao-Lun Chiang
  • Wei-Hsien Hong
  • Hsi-An Kou
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 818)


The visual load investigated in this study is the load imposed on the eyes when working on visual tasks such as computers, mobile phones, or tablets. Based on the gradual maturity of wearable technology, this study applies wearable technology as a device for continuous monitoring of visual loads over a long period of time. The main purpose of this study is to develop automated assessment techniques for visual loads. The developed technology in this study can calculate the watching screen time and rest time of the labor. The proposed technology can be used to automatically monitor the visual load of workers throughout the day to prevent the occurrence of cumulative occupational diseases.


Visual load Wearable device Feature identification 



The authors thank the Ministry of Science and Technology, R.O.C (Grant No. MOST104-2221-E-324-016-MY3), for financially supporting this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hsin-Chieh Wu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mao-Lun Chiang
    • 1
  • Wei-Hsien Hong
    • 2
  • Hsi-An Kou
    • 1
  1. 1.Chaoyang University of TechnologyTaichung CityTaiwan
  2. 2.China Medical UniversityTaichung CityTaiwan

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