As mobile use becomes more popular, so do mobile related injuries. Although the intelligence of phones is increasing, the intelligence of users is a different story.
We’ve all been there – walking down the street checking important emails and looking up just in time to avoid walking in to the person headed towards us.
Except not everyone does the looking up part, as according to survey by device warranty provider SquareTrade, 86% of Brits have fallen, stumbled or walked into a lamppost as a result of mobile phone use. Around 20% have been injured by someone else using their phone, and one participant even admitted to walking into a shop window while using a phone.
Doctors are predicting an increase in these kinds of injuries in the future as both the older and younger generations start using distracting gadgets as well.
Apparently smart phones do not necessarily have smart users.