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

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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