LG has come up with a design of flatpanel monitor that actively prevents eye fatigue. Staring at a computer display for hours on end can cause headaches and eye strain, but LG says its Smart Monitor range will change all that.

The active matrix screens can automatically adjust their brightness depending on how much natural or artificial light is in the room. The screens can also compensate for the proximity of the user to the display. A selection of display modes for cinema viewing - all except the video panel is turned off - and for viewing documents and web pages ensures an optimal display.

LG says it plans to offer the W53 flatpanel models in screen sizes from 18.5in to 27in, with the 22in version likely to be the most popular with PC users.

All but the smallest Smart Monitors will support resolutions of 1,600x1,200 pixels, which means that as well as offering pain-free viewing while tapping out yet another report, you'll be able to kick back and watch HD movies on them. All the screens will have a contrast ratio of 50,000:1.

Pricing has yet to be announced, but the first Smart Monitors will go onsale worldwide later this month.

LG 22in W53 Smart Monitor