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Muscoloskeletal Disoder: A Potential Health Risk of Multitouch Devices

Written on July 05, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Eventually, computer mouses will be phased out in the future. Together with this is the creation of a million dollar industry to treat MSDs.

With the runway popularity of Apple’s iPhone and iPad, multi touch devices is today’s big thing. However, the multi touch user input technology can pose an unforeseen consequences. Little is yet known about the infliction that multi touch input systems can cause on our muscle, nerves and tendons.

Assistant Professor Kanav Kahol of the Arizona State University is leading a research project on the amount of stress placed on hands and wrists of individuals that uses multi touch electronic devices like Apple’s iPad. The ASU project aims to develop the best practices and standard interaction between human and machine interface. This way, the users can fully benefit from the new levels of immersion that the multi touch interaction offers.

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