LG introduces vertical monitor especially for home workers

The South Korean tech giant LG surprises in the run-up to the CES fair with the DualUp Monitor: a screen ‘in height’ that offers as much work surface as two 21.5-inch displays. With the new hardware, the manufacturer mainly aims at ‘modern home workers’. The LG DualUp (model 28MQ780) includes a Nano IPS display with … Read more

Foreign students and workers desperate over Japan’s border closures

Staff at Narita Airport, Tokyo, wait for passengers in the arrival hall on the first day of the Archipelago border closure, November 30, 2021. KIM KYUNG-HOON / REUTERS The new closure of the borders of Japan, at the end of November, after the discovery of the Omicron variant – of which 17 cases were identified … Read more

Sick and drained: Research reveals toll of poor sleep among health care workers

Journal References: Franchesca Diaz, Talea Cornelius, Sean Bramley, Hadiah Venner, Kaitlin Shaw, Melissa Dong, Patrick Pham, Cara L. McMurry, Diane E. Cannone, Alexandra M. Sullivan, Sung A.J. Lee, Joseph E. Schwartz, Ari Shechter, Marwah Abdalla. The association between sleep and psychological distress among New York City healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Affective … Read more

To revive its economy, Vietnam is trying to remedy a shortage of workers due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Workers leaving Ho Chi Minh City on October 7. BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES Strongly slowed down by the Delta variant wave this summer, the Vietnamese locomotive, one of the best performing economies of 2020 (2.9% growth), is looking to pick up speed. One of the new workshops in the world (with its textile factories, household … Read more

In Ethiopia, local UN workers arrested by law enforcement

To not miss anything on African news, subscribe to the newsletter of World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. The headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, November 8, 2021. TIKSA NEGERI / REUTERS The … Read more

Smart sensor equipped chair may help office workers reduce their back pain woes

Journal Reference: Ziheng Wang, Keizo Sato, Saida Salima Nawrin, Namareq Salah Widatalla, Yoshitaka Kimura, Ryoichi Nagatomi. Low Back Pain Exacerbation Is Predictable Through Motif Identification in Center of Pressure Time Series Recorded During Dynamic Sitting. Frontiers in Physiology, 2021; 12 DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2021.696077 Now, researchers at Tohoku University have developed a new prediction method that employs … Read more

Teleworking, unloved by Japanese workers

Chronic. Japan is no exception to the rise in the use of telecommuting observed since the start of the pandemic. In spring 2020, teleworking affected up to 25% of Japanese employees against 6% before the crisis. However, at the same time, their productivity fell by around 20% on average. These are the two main results … Read more