Top Ad unit 728 × 90

Recent

recent

Smartphone addicts, take note: ‘Smartphone pinky’ is now a thing

http://www.hindustantimes.com/health-and-fitness/smartphone-addicts-take-note-smartphone-pinky-is-now-a-thing/story-J0P0qMLaaK2kWcSF1EN5uJ.html

Smartphone addicts, take note: ‘Smartphone pinky’ is now a thing

  • IANS, Sydney
  •  |  
  • Updated: Jan 25, 2016 16:43 IST




“Smartphone pinky” - a perceived bend in the little finger on one’s dominant hand - may occur is people who use the device for at least six hours a day, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. (Shutterstockt)

If you’re around social media long enough, you’ve probably met somebody convinced their smartphone is somehow injuring them. Brain cancer, neck injuries, you name it, it must be the fault of your smartphone. And now we’ve got a new one: Smartphone pinky.
From checking emails to playing Candy Crush, it’s no secret than millennials are addicted to their smartphones. But have you noticed that your fingers are turning ‘Pinky’ lately as you are busy chatting and texting on smartphone? If yes then you are not alone.






Have you noticed that your fingers are turning ‘Pinky’ lately as you are busy chatting and texting on smartphone? If yes then you are not alone. (Twitter)
“Smartphone pinky” - a perceived bend in the little finger on one’s dominant hand - may occur is people who use the device for at least six hours a day, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.






“Although the chances of a person permanently bending their finger through smartphone use are ‘pretty slim’, it would take a minimum of around six hours a day of an applied force on soft tissue to evoke change,” Dave Parsons, clinical fellow at Curtin University in Australia, was quoted as saying.
The bend is purported to have been caused by the weight of holding a smartphone with one’s smallest finger at its base (while the other fingers support the phone along its longer side).
According to Parsons, smartphone-related injuries are much more likely to occur at the other end of your hand.
“With the size of the face of phones increasing, the thumbs now have to move a greater distance when using the phone,” he noted.
Smartphone addicts, take note: ‘Smartphone pinky’ is now a thing Reviewed by sambasivan srinivasan on 9:53:00 PM Rating: 5

No comments:

All Rights Reserved by Bank Exams © 2009
Technology PartnerNiralcube

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *

Powered by Blogger.