The release of the first iPhone called a revolution in the world of gadgets. However, according to the surgeons Medical school in new Jersey, just after the release of the iPhone and the popularization of touch screens users from all over the world have become much more likely to various injuries.
The doctors gave some arguments in favor of why smart phones are dangerous to humans, reports The Verge.
What is the main problem
The main problem with gadgets, according to doctors, is that with the advent of smartphones mobile devices have ceased to be simple means for making phone calls. Now it is a complete mobile platform that captures too much attention.
Receiving another message from the social network, users often forget that crossing the road or are in a place that requires some concentration. As a result, according to study author Boris Paskhaver surgeon-in-chief and cervical Medical School new Jersey – number of casualties from smartphones continues to grow.
The old push-button phones never brought so much harm, how many modern smartphones. They do not fall on the face, breaking his nose, they did not stumble and were not injured. People no longer realize where they are in this moment,
Statistics of injuries
Analyzing data from hundreds of U.S. hospitals in the period from 1998 to 2017, the researchers obtained the following data: during this time in medical institutions were registered 2501-related injuries associated with the use of smartphones. Across America, the figure is 76 thousand people, 40% of whom were users aged 13 to 29 years. The most common injury is a deep cut.
All such cases the authors of the report divided into two types: injury, by direct contact with a smartphone (including when it is falling on the face), and damage received at the time when the person was distracted by another message, tripping over a curb or other obstacle.
It is worth noting that the above statistics only affects the injuries to the head and neck, and does not take into account damage to other parts of the body. In the framework of the global amount of injuries that people receive in other circumstances, these numbers may seem small, but even such dynamics, according to researchers, suggests that smartphones are not as secure as it might seem at first glance.
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