Digital tech

Digital tech

Digital devices and um…er…


So you multitask when you’re using your mobile phone, do you?

So do many people and did you know it’s causing accidents – everything from cuts and bruises, to damage to internal organs?

These findings come from researchers who recently evaluated injury statistics from around the world that were linked with the use of digital devices. They found that people aged over 35 were more likely to suffer from distraction-related injuries while using mobile phones than were millennials.

The authors recommended that more attention needs to be given to the health risks of using a mobile phone while walking and driving, in particular.

Deora H et al. Mobile phones and "inattention" injuries: the risk is real. J Neurosurg Sci. 2021 Aug;65(4):450-455. doi: 10.23736/S0390-5616.20.04986-3. Epub 2020 Sep 18;

'The Internet of bodies'

First there was the internet of things. Now there’s the internet of bodies.

The Internet of Bodies (IoB) is the use of internet-based devices—computers, tablets, mobile phones and so on—to monitor and record information about people’s bodies, including their health status and treatment regime. It could include information obtained from wearable devices such as smart watches or Fitbits and implanted devices, such as pacemakers or smart pills. 

What happens to this information and how secure is it?

In their book, ‘The Internet of Bodies—Opportunities, Risks, and Governance’ Mary Lee and co-authors address the risks of this technology, including the legal, regulatory and ethical implications of its use;

What can you do?

  • Think about how much personal information you want to entrust to digital devices.

  • Use the internet safely with our radiation-free equipment.

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