Philips ErgoSensor display wants users to sit up straight

Philips ErgoSensor Display

The new Philips ErgoSensor display is apparently the world’s first monitor to provide users with suggestions on ernogonomically correct positions to sit in, when in front of a computer. The technology utilized is aimed towards delivering a healthier way of working.

Built around dimensions of 565 x 518 x 220 millimeters, the display is fitted with a WLED backlight and a TFT LCD panel that stretches up to 24 inches diagonally. It portrays a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 60Hz and a 16:9 aspect ratio as well as a 1000:1 contrast ratio. Along with a response time of 5ms, the display features the SmartImage picture enhancement for a better viewing experience. On the connectivity front, Philips has equipped it with a DisplayPort, DVI-D, VGA and 4 USB 2.0 ports as well as a PC audio-in and headphone out jacks.

Philips ErgoSensor Display 1

The ErgoSensor technology is said to constantly monitor users’ behavior and provide advice regarding the suggested posture they should sit in as well as the distance required for optimal viewing. In addition to these, it even gives out feedback on ergonomic neck angles and when it’s time to take a break. The Amsterdam-based electronics company has also gone green with this display. When no one is seated in front of the screen, the sensor apparently has the capability to automatically power down the device, saving up to 80% on energy consumption.

The Philips ErgoSensor monitor was first reported by SlashGear and according to PCWorld, the 24-inch screen appears to be on display only through the company’s UK website for now. Concrete details on the release date and price are still to emerge.