As the number of technologies we use on a regular basis increases, we can only assume that more injuries associated with technology will also increase. To get a better understanding let’s first look at how much we actually use technology. In an online poll of 28,000 Canadians conducted in August of 2013 by Ipsos on behalf of Google, half the respondents said they owned a smartphone. Of the smartphone users, 99 per cent also had a computer, and 39 per cent had a tablet. Smartphone owners admitted their screen time to be about 86 per cent of their free time, or seven hours a day! More shockingly, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association reported that in 2013 Canadians send an average of 270 million texts per day!
What does this mean for our bodies?