Student with seizures



  • Will this help for students who suffer from seizures? Is there research that shows the benefits of using it for people whose seizures are triggered by exposure to computer pixels?



  • @vanmaricor has this response to rgb pixels and seizure been linked together by a doctor or neurologist?

    On another note, e-ink (color e-ink truly is on the way for next year, seriously type "color e-ink / e ink" into a video search, it's truly an amazing surprise for many people who are following the e ink screen development.



  • @vanmaricor said in Student with seizures:

    Will this help for students who suffer from seizures? Is there research that shows the benefits of using it for people whose seizures are triggered by exposure to computer pixels?

    Seizures are typically caused by blinking light (when they aren’t caused by natural things in the body). F.lux doesn’t stop the flickering. It just changes the color temperature, and so seizures will continue to be caused by a computer monitor for anyone who is sensitive. It’s impossible to stop the flickering using software.

    Having said that, if you are still using a computer even though it can cause you seizures, then I still recommend f.lux for the circadian rhythm benefits.

    If you have the ability to replace your monitor, then I recommend a monitor that is advertised as being flicker-free. That should help tremendously because again, it‘s the flickering that causes seizures. If you can’t replace your monitor, then again, there’s nothing that you can do and there’s nothing that you can install to make the monitor stop flickering. There’s also no way to modify the monitor in order to make it stop flickering.

    I have a feeling that you might be thinking to yourself that you can’t see the flickering, but it is definitely flickering. That’s how most monitors function, except for flicker-free monitors. It’s the same problem with LED lighting and CFL lighting: those lights flicker like strobe lights and so does your monitor. The only lights that I know of that don’t flicker are incandescent and halogen. Those flicker as well, but the kind of flickering that they do is more of a very fast breathing type of flickering. If you were to see the waveform of its flickering, then you would see a very smooth waveform rather than the very very blocky digital-like waveform of the strobing of LED and CFL lighting.

    So, the only benefit you will get out of f.lux is the circadian rhythm benefit.



  • Hey. I often have cramps in my legs when I sit for a long time in a chair while studying or working on a computer. I need to do exercises all the time, but sometimes when I have a lot of homework, I generally forget that I need to get up. I just sit and work for hours, and then I get cramps and it's terrible. I am so young and I already have some minor health problems.



  • @CecilFitzgerald Bodies are meant to move, so staying in one position, regardless of whether you’re sitting or standing, puts you at greater risk for muscle cramps


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