04 Dec '11, 4am

Smartphone addicts starting to feel the pain

Smartphone addicts starting to feel the pain

Users of smartphones and tablet computers are starting to get high-tech blues, as increasing numbers of the tech savvy are coming down with ailments from 'text neck' to 'text thumb injury'. -- ST PHOTO: TERENCE TAN LONDON (AFP) - Users of smartphones and tablet computers are starting to get high-tech blues, as increasing numbers of the tech savvy are coming down with ailments from 'text neck' to 'text thumb injury'. Health experts in Britain have warned that the strain injuries stemming from long periods spent staring at small screens and tapping at tiny keys can be debilitating. And the injuries are becoming more common as high-tech gadgets grow ever more popular. More and more Britons use their smartphones - in effect tiny PCs that fit in a jacket pocket - for accessing the Internet rather than making phone calls. According to a recent YouGov poll, 44 per cent of Britons...

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