Smartphones were associated with the increase in the number of head injuries

Researchers believe that touch screen devices are to blame for the injuries of the head and neck.

American scientists have declared that the advent of smartphones has led to an increase in the number of injuries of the head and neck. According to researchers, this may be due to the fact that touch screen devices require more attention and distract from what is happening around, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to zn.ua.

In the study, researchers analyzed 76 thousand requests for medical assistance from January 1998 to December 2017. Of this sample, they identified 2,500 cases of injuries of the head and neck, which were associated with the use of mobile devices.

More than half of the victims mobile phone — young people aged 13 to 29 years, and the vast majority of damages were not obtained directly from the device, and from the fact that the person was inattentive due to work. Among these injuries is dominated by lacerations and contusions to the head and face.

A surge in the number of such injuries with a constant annual growth recorded since 2009, and the first injuries due to mobile phone use has increased dramatically in 2007. Scientists attribute this to the market launch of the first iPhone and the subsequent spread of touch-screen smartphones, which require more attention and greatly distracted people from the situation around.

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