MSI has announced the 1000R Vision Break Through Boundaries campaign to showcase the ARTYMIS series of 1000R curved monitors. A video for a study about how curved displays can help minimize eye fatigue is included in its press release. Conducted in partnership with the Bradford School of Optometry and Vision Science, it measured eyestrain by comparing different curved panel designs.
Many people use curved monitors to gain a better immersive viewing experience. Since a “1000R curve” most closely matches the curvature of our field of vision, a 1000R Curved Monitor like the ones in the ARTYMIS lineup offer the best way to achieve near-perfect immersion when gaming or watching movies and shows. The ‘R’ here indicates the radius, and the number you see before the ‘R’ is the radius of circle (and the arc).
To study the effects of digital eye strain and how to minimize them, MSI teamed up with the University of Bradford. The study allowed participants to game on a 1000R and 1800R monitor, while researchers recorded non-verbal signs of eye fatigue in participants for each monitor. Participants report enjoying a much more immersive and comfortable gaming experience when playing on the 1000R curved monitor, compared to the 1800R curved screen.
Vectors examined in study
- Visual Clarity
- Contrast Sensitivity
- Ocular Accommodation
- Retinal Imaging and Optical Coherence Tomography
- Non-Invasive Tear Break-Up Time
- Anterior Eye and Fluorescein Assessment
- Blink Rate
The study used MSI 1800R and MSI 1000R curved monitors, assessing users’ experiences of extended gaming on each across multiple days. The participants said they felt much less eye fatigue when gaming with the 1000R curvature panels. They also felt more immersed when gaming on a curved panel.
We know a curved screen can give you more gaming immersion but what are the visual health benefits? Conducted in partnership with the University of Bradford’s school of Optometry & Vision Science, the study will measure the digital eye strain of gamers using the MSI 1800R monitor, compared with the newly-launched MSI 1000R monitor – designed to mimic the curvature of an eye’s field of view.