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Technology for Health 飞利浦首创 ErgoSensor 显示器

2012-01-31  cntic
Technology for Health飞利浦首创 ErgoSensor 显示器
by Rebecca A. Fratzke

Do you have bad posture while sitting at the computer? A monitor can help with that.
打电脑时坐姿不良吗?ErgoSensor 帮你一次搞定!


Health is wealth. This may be an old saying, but few people would argue with it. _(1)_, many people are now experiencing the newer pains of sitting for long hours in front of computer screens and not being able to keep their health in check. Luckily, technology is going to _(2)_ us to stay healthier and perhaps even happier.
The ErgoSensor computer monitor has a special built-in sensor that tells a user _(3)_ he or she is too close, has poor posture, and much more. This high-tech monitor was created by the Dutch company, Philips, in the hope of improving users' lives. _(4)_ monitoring computer users' bodies, these screens can make helpful suggestions. Similar to email alerts, the messages pop up in the lower right hand corner of the screen. If the monitor senses the user's head is tilted, a message will pop up suggesting the user's neck _(5)_ to avoid injuries. Also, when the user blinks infrequently, it is a sign to the monitor that they are tired. Therefore, a message suggesting a coffee break will appear.
The makers are aware that constant corrections could get _(6)_, which is why they designed them in pop-up form. This way, the alerts are easy to get as well as _(7)_ when needed. Technology has come a long way. With the advancements of the ErgoSensor computer monitor, one has to wonder what's next.

1. (A) Eventually(B) Unfortunately(C) Immediately(D) Efficiently
2. (A) have(B) make(C) arrange(D) enable
3. (A) what(B) which(C) whether(D) wherever
4. (A) For(B) By(C) Not until(D) As soon as
5. (A) be straightened(B) straightening(C) can straighten(D) will be straightened
6. (A) amusing(B) satisfying(C) inviting(D) annoying
7. (A) gather(B) depress(C) ignore(D) confirm

1. Unfortunately, many people are now experiencing the newer pains of sitting for long hours in front of computer screens and not being able to keep their health in check.理由:
a. (A) eventually adv. 最後,终於
例: We eventually found a solution to the problem.
(我们最後终於找到解决问题的办法。)
(B) unfortunately adv. 不幸地
fortunately adv. 幸运地
例: I got a flat tire, and unfortunately, I didn't have a spare in the trunk.
(我的车爆胎了;不幸的是,我的後车箱没有备胎。)
(C) immediately adv. 立即,马上
例: The bright student knew the answer to the question immediately.
(那个聪明的学生马上就知道问题的答案。)
(D) efficiently adv. 有效率地
例: I think Jack should get a bonus for working so efficiently.
(我认为杰克工作这麽有效率,应该给他奖金。)
b. 根据语意,可知应选 (B)。

2. Luckily, technology is going to enable us to stay healthier and perhaps even happier.理由:
a. (A) have(叫 使)和 (B) make(叫 使)均为使役动词,加受词後,其後不可接不定词,而须接原形动词作受词补语,即 "have/make + 受词 + 原形动词",表『叫 使……做……』,故 (A)、(B) 用法不合而不可选。
例: The teacher had two students practice the dialogue in English.
(老师叫 2 位学生练习英语对话。)
b. (C) arrange(安排)後面不可直接接『人』作受词,而须与介词 for 并用,故无 "arrange sb to V" 的用法,因此 (C) 不可选。正确用法如下∶
arrange for sb to V安排某人(做)……
例: I arranged for Sam to meet the head of the organization.
(我安排山姆去见机构的领导人。)
c. enable sb to V使某人能够(做)……
例: Your donation will enable us to help more flood victims.
(你的捐款将可让我们帮助更多水灾灾民。)
d. 根据上述用法,可知 (D) 为正选。

3.The ErgoSensor computer monitor has a special built-in sensor that tells a user whether he or she is too close, has poor posture, and much more. 理由:
a. 空格前有授与动词 tells(告知)和间接受词 a user(使用者),可知空格应置入可引导名词子句的词类,以作为 tells 的直接受词。
b. what 和 which 均为疑问代名词,可引导名词子句,但 2 者在所引导的名词子句中,要作主词或受词,而空格後为完整的句构,故 (A)、(B) 不可选。
c. whether(是否)可引导句构完整的子句形成名词子句,置入後符合语意、用法,故选 (C)。
例: I wonder whether he is able to finish the project on time or not.
(我怀疑他是否有办法准时完成这项专案。)
d. wherever(不论何处)为副词连接词,无法引导名词子句,故 (D) 不可选。

4.By monitoring computer users' bodies, these screens can make helpful suggestions. 理由:
a. (A) For + V-ing 表『为了……』,置入後语意不合,故不可选。
b. By + V-ing, S + V藉著 藉由……,……
例: By asking the right questions, the investigator got closer to solving the murder.
(藉著提出切要的问题,该探员离解开谋杀案更近了一步。)
c. Not until... + 倒装句直到……才……
注意:
not until 引导的片语或子句视为否定副词片语 子句,故置於句首时,其後的主要子句须采倒装句构。
例: Not until the day before the final exams did Ted start preparing for them.
(一直到期末考前 1 天泰德才开始准备。)
d. As soon as + S + V, S + V一……就……
例: As soon as you arrive at the train station, please give me a call.
(你一抵达火车站,请打通电话给我。)
e. 本题空格之後为动名词 monitoring(监视),逗点後为直述句 these screens can make helpful suggestions(这款萤幕能做出有助益的建议),故 (C)、(D) 不可选。仅 By 置入後符合用法及语意,故选 (B)。

5. If the monitor senses the user's head is tilted, a message will pop up suggesting the user's neck be straightened to avoid injuries. 理由:
a. 本空格在测试 suggest 作意志动词的用法∶
suggest 作『建议』时,为意志动词,接 that 子句作受词时,that 子句中须置助动词 should,但 should 往往予以省略,而形成主词之後直接加原形动词的用法∶
suggest + that + S + (should) + V
建议……(应该)……
例: Our teacher suggested that we start working on our projects as soon as possible.
(我们老师建议我们尽快开始做作业。)
b. straighten vt. 使伸直
例: I injured my elbow in the game, so now I can't straighten my arm.
(我的手肘在比赛中受了伤,所以现在我无法把手臂打直。)
c. 根据上述用法,可知 (A) 应为正选。

6. The makers are aware that constant corrections could get annoying, which is why they designed them in pop-up form. 理由:
a. (A) amusing a. 有趣的,逗笑的
例: Denny is amusing to hang out with because he is always making jokes.
(和丹尼相处很逗趣,因为他时常讲笑话。)
(B) satisfying a.(食物)令人饱足的;令人满意的
例: The potato salad was not only delicious but satisfying as well.
(这道马铃薯沙拉不仅美味而且还吃得饱。)
(C) inviting a. 诱人的
例: On a cold winter's day, a hot spring can be very inviting.
(在寒冷的冬日,热呼呼的温泉实在非常诱人。)
(D) annoying a. 令人恼怒的
例: That annoying buzzing sound is driving me up a wall.
(那烦人的嗡嗡声快把我逼疯了。)
b. 根据语意,可知应选 (D),置入後表制造商晓得不断矫正用家姿势会让使用者感到很烦,因此采用跳出警示框的模式来做设计。

7. This way, the alerts are easy to get as well as ignore when needed. 理由:
a. (A) gather vt. 使聚集;收集
(B) depress vt. 使沮丧;使萧条
例: The closing of the car factory depressed the local economy.
(该汽车工厂的关闭造成当地的经济萧条。)
(C) ignore vt. 忽略,忽视
例: I tried to be friendly to my new classmates, but they just ignored me.
(我试著对新同学示好,他们却对我不理不睬。)
(D) confirm vt. 证实,确定
例: I confirmed the information and then went about writing my paper.
(我确定那项资料後就著手写我的报告。)
b. 根据语意,可知应选 (C),置入後表必要时,萤幕上的警示讯息可轻易地接收和略过。


  1. keep...in check控制……
    例: It surprises me how some people never keep their kids in check when eating out.
    (出外用餐时有些人都不好好控制孩子的行为,这让我很讶异。)
  2. monitor n.(电脑、电视的)萤幕 & vt. 监视,监控
    例: The hidden cameras helped the boss monitor his employees.
    (隐藏式摄影机帮助那位老板监视员工。)
  3. in the hope of + V-ing怀著……希望
    例: Edward goes jogging each morning in the hope of getting in shape.
    (艾德华每天晨跑就是希望身体健康。)
  4. be similar to...与……相似
    例: Your taste in clothes is similar to mine.
    (你对穿著的品味跟我的很相似。)
  5. pop up突然出现
    例: Advertisements popped up on the screen each time I went to a new website.
    (每次我进入一个新网站,萤幕上就会跳出一些广告。)
  6. sense vt. 感应;感觉到
    例: Mary sensed that I was in a bad mood, so she left me alone.
    (玛丽感觉到我心情不好,所以她让我独处。)
  7. blink vi. 眨眼睛
    例: Why are you blinking? Is there something in your eye?
    (你怎麽一直眨眼睛?有什麽东西跑到你眼里吗?)
  8. infrequently adv. 不经常发生地
    frequently adv. 频繁地,经常
    例: Ted frequently goes to the library after school.
    (泰德下课後经常去图书馆。)
  9. be aware + that 子句察觉 知道……
    例: Henry wasn't aware that he had left his headlights on.
    (亨利没察觉到他的车头灯是开著的。)
  10. in...form以……的形式 型态
    例: The medicine comes in both liquid and tablet form.
    (这种药物有液态和药片 2 种。)
  11. have come a long way有大幅地进展
    例: When it comes to equality, women have come a long way in the last 30 years.
    (过去 30 年来,女性在平等地位上获得大幅度的改善。)

  1. built-in a. 内建的
  2. sensor n. 感应器
  3. posture n. 姿势
  4. alert n. 通知,提醒;警戒
  5. tilt vt. 使倾斜
  6. correction n. 校正,改正
  7. advancement n. 进步,进展
飞利浦首创 ErgoSensor 显示器
打电脑时坐姿不良吗?ErgoSensor 帮你一次搞定!
健康就是财富。这或许只是句俗话,

但很少人会争辩这句话的道理。不幸的是,许多人现在正面临长时间坐在电脑萤幕前造成的新型疼痛,而无法控制自身的健康。幸运地,科技将能使我们保持更健康,或许也更加快乐。
ErgoSensor 电脑显示萤幕有个特殊的内建感应装置,告知电脑使用者是否与萤幕之间的距离太近、坐姿不良以及其他诸多问题。这个高科技萤幕显示器是荷兰飞利浦公司所研发,希望藉此改善使用者的生活。这款萤幕藉由监控使用者的坐姿向其做出有助益的建议。如同 email 的通知,该萤幕会从右下角跳出讯息。假使感应到用家歪著头打电脑,萤幕会跳出警示讯息,建议使用者将脖子伸直以避免受伤。此外,当使用者不常眨眼睛时,对萤幕来说,这就表示使用者累了。因此,跳出的讯息框会建议使用者喝杯咖啡休息一下。
制造商晓得不断矫正用家姿势会让使用者感到很烦,因此采用跳出警示框的模式来做设计。这样一来,必要时,警示讯号可轻易地接收和略过。现代科技大幅地进展。有了 ErgoSensor 电脑萤幕的先进技术,大家会想知道未来还会有什麽发展。
答案∶1. (B)2. (D)3. (C)4. (B)5. (A)6. (D)7. (C)










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