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Do you know of an existing application (e.g. for android) that automatically monitors how long you've been staring at your screen and suggests you to pause after a while ?

Pause reminder apps are common, but you'd often forget to hit "start", for example when you're answering to a text conversation.

One way of doing that would be by analysing front camera snaps, or the accelerometer for a cheaper approximation.

I believe it could be beneficial for our eyes, but our social life and productivity as well.

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    Well... I don't know for android but for windows/linux PC you could definitely give a try to Workrave
    – danicotra
    Aug 14 '17 at 19:27
  • @danicotra - I think that's worth making into an answer.
    – John Y
    Apr 10 '18 at 19:20
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On the computer I found Stretchly to be a very good option to have regular pauses. For mobiles, it looks like the next iPhone could provide an API to implement that feature.

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Not exactly what you are looking for but maybe it will help you: You are describing a famous productivity technique. It is called Pomodoro (Wikipedia article). I am sure you find an app when searching for the term "Pomodoro". There are many web apps like pomofocus.io which might be worth a try. Personally, I'm stuck with a real timer that's also easy to use while on the phone and that you don't forget as often (so a hardware recomandation for once).

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