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Ergonomics

Pain In The Neck: Too Much Texting Could Lead To Overuse Injuries

The world record for fastest text message typing is held by a 21-year old college student from Utah, but his dexterous digits could mean serious injury later on. Most adults aged 18-21 prefer texting over e-mail or phone calls, and ergonomics researchers are starting to wonder whether it's putting the younger generation at risk for some overuse injuries – once reserved for older adults who have spent years in front of a computer.

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