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3 Ways Remote Work Can Damage Our Health—And How It Can Be Fixed

Set yourself up for work and learning success while at home with these top tech that can help you stay productive, healthy, and maintain focus.

Posted on

8 December 2020

Last updated on 10 January 2021
3 Ways Remote Work in Dubai Can Be Hard—and How It Can Be Fixed

These handy tech tools from BenQ are designed to make working from home and online learning easier for all.

Working from home in Dubai certainly has its perks: you're not battling the daily commute, the hours are flexible, and unless you have a Zoom meeting - there's no need to follow the office dress code.

But while this can be a dream-come-true for some, adjusting to working from home can also be a nightmare. The same applies to students who are taking part in e-learning. It requires changing some of the habits and routines you're familiar with, and that can pose challenges on your productivity and even your health.

We've identified three of the most common health issues faced by employees working from home, as well as kids taking part in online learning, and top tips for managing them.

1. Digital Eye Strain

When you are working or studying in the same space you live in, it can be easy to lose track of time and lead to digital eye strain.

Headaches, blurry sight, neck or shoulder pain, and dry eyes are all symptoms of digital eye strain, caused by prolonged screen exposure from laptops, PCs, or smartphones.

Working from home in Dubai will require some adjusting in your workspace to help you get things done and avoid eye strain.

Be sure to follow the 20-20-20 rule by turning away from your screen every 20 minutes, and look at an object at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

However, this can be easy to forget. To help protect your eyes from fatigue and ensure a more practical and more pleasant work-from-home experience, we would also recommend switching to the BenQ GW2780T monitor.

The BenQ GW2780T features a height-adjustable monitor can help children and parents relieve eyestrain and stay focused while studying or working at home.

Screen light may cause fatigue to our eyes without us noticing. BenQ's monitor is equipped with brightness intelligence technology that automatically scales the screen brightness according to the ambient light of your surroundings, enhancing dark areas on the display screen without overexposing bright regions to help safeguard all family members from eyestrain.

With a simple on/off switch, there’s no need to manually adjust brightness anymore!

2. Blue Light

Blue light from screens can be harmful to both good sleep quality and eye health.

The GW2780T monitor comes with Flicker-Free Technology that can effectively reduce eye fatigue and irritation for better viewing comfort and working efficiency, making it the best eye-care monitor for users working or studying from home.

The GW2780T has a wide viewing angle which makes it easier for both parents and children to enjoy the fun of learning together.

BenQ's ScreenBar is a USB-powered screenbar with easy plug and play. It features a clip-on light that blocks out blue light and even improves lighting conditions on one’s work desk significantly. It delivers up to 500 lux of lighting across eight different colour temperatures.

The clip-on ScreenBar is super convenient as it does not use any adhesive, or screws, or even a spring-clamp pressure. It uses an intelligent adjustable weight and lip system that can fit over monitors with an edge measuring up to 1.18 inches thick.

Got an annoying glare hitting your screen? The ScreenBar eliminates reflective glare off the screen that most traditional desk lamps cannot do.

3. Back or shoulder pain

Working or studying from home means staying in places such as our dining room table, bedroom, or living couch in a hunched-over position. This can easily lead to back or shoulder pain.

BenQ’s Height Adjustment Stand ensures the best viewing angle for maximum comfort with an extensive range of monitor adjustments – height, tilt, pivot, and swivel. Everyone in the family can easily adjust the monitor height and viewing angle when taking turns using the monitor!

Whether you're now based in your living room, the bedroom, or home office, you'll need a space that will ensure you work comfortably, keep you focused, and avoid eyestrain or back/shoulder pain.

Upgrading your remote-working or child's online learning experience starts with bringing home the best smart tools and tech that will make work life a little easier.

The GW2780T and screen bar is available in all leading retail and online platforms.

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