Using IPhone in the winter may cause repetitive strain injuryNovember 23rd, 2007 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Experts have warned that the iPhone could be responsible for causing repetitive strain injury if used for long periods in cold weather.
They said that muscles get strained from the unusual finger movements needed to search its menus or text and cold worsens the situation.
The caution came after analysts predicted 500,000 of the gizmos would sell in the UK before Christmas.
When you text or use the iPhone you use far smaller muscles in the hand, which can fatigue quicker, The Sun quoted Tim Hutchful, of the British Chiropractic Association, as saying.
He said the problem is particularly evident in winter as less blood reaches muscles so they are stiff
He added that RSI could spread to the arm and elbow if the 269 pounds gadget, which has a mobile, iPod, camera, and browser, is held at a right angle for texting.
Hutchful recommends users write short texts and keep their hands warm.
Apple refused to comment on the matter. (ANI)
- Apple redesigns iPod touch, updates iPod nano - Sep 13, 2012
- The new iPod touch: practically a smartphone - Sep 19, 2010
- A girl uses iPod to prevent kidnapping - Oct 31, 2010
- Hacker claims security flaw with Apple's iPhone - Aug 18, 2012
- Now, iPhone app that measures how many calories are burned during sex! - Mar 18, 2010
- We risk life using mobile phones on roads - Sep 23, 2011
- Accessory fuels iPhone 5 speculation - Sep 17, 2011
- Modern schoolbags worth $2k are not without laptop, iPod and phone - Jan 23, 2011
- Apple's iPhone 4S sales top four mn in three days - Oct 18, 2011
- Now, say the song, and the car stereo will Parrot it - Jan 06, 2011
- Apple's new iWatch can be worn on wrist - Sep 09, 2010
- Heart beat, finger pinch could help charge iPods, mobiles - Mar 30, 2011
- iPhones, iPads in kids' Christmas wish list - Oct 25, 2010
- Apple set to launch smaller, lighter iPod Nano - Sep 02, 2010
- 'Angry Birds' is now available for Windows users - Jun 04, 2011
Tags: analysts, british chiropractic association, caution, cold weather, fatigue, finger movements, gadget, gizmos, iphone, ipod, long periods, menus, muscles, repetitive strain injury, right angle, rsi, stiff, texting