Doctors: Beware the hidden dangers of touchscreens

Physicians may love mobile devices, but their mobile devices might not love them back. A recent study from InfoWorld found that the ergonomics of mobile device--and particularly touchscreen--usage may be creating a whole new class of repetitive injuries and other health problems. The ergonomics of keypad and mouse use associated with PCs and laptops is well understood at this point. But researchers just now are beginning to study how users physically interact with smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, including their posture, hand and body positioning and more. Post

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