Monday, November 14, 2005

"iPod thumb" afflicting an appendage near you?

Blackberry Thumb can also occur with an iPod ...

"Apparently, everyone's favorite little white (or black, or pink, or green..) device could be ushering in "a really serious problem" in the form of thumb-related repetitive stress injury (RSI). Carl Irwin from the British Chiropractic Association warns: "The action needed to move the wheel on an iPod is totally unnatural and effectively separates the joint in the thumb every time you use it."

I found this in an article at Scotsman.com, and it goes on to warn about the impending health risks and injuries we could all succumb to as a result of consumer electronics in general, but focuses on the iPod due to its "totally unnatural" motion and the fact it's just so darn popular."   continued ...   (Via TUAW)

iPod Thumb - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

iPod Thumb.

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