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The world needs a digital detox

The body is adjusting to postures that pay attention to screens and cell phones
In recent years, an exponential use of mobile devices has been detected. The telecommunications company TollFreeForwarding analyzed the habits of users to determine what the physical changes could be that will occur in the future, especially due to the excessive use of telephones and other gadgets that are a fundamental part of today’s life.

The company created a prototype called Mindy, which manifests the physical changes that will be presented by these technological habits. The futuristic woman has a hunched back, which is the result of spending hours sitting in front of a computer screen in the office and due to the poor posture that is adopted, a more elongated neck, which would be the result of the inclination that is given to her leading the way when looking down to see the phone.

In an interview with Alejandro García Romero, professor at the Faculty of Engineering at UNAM, he said that the company made a somewhat idealized prediction, since real changes in living things take more time. Evolutions require tens of thousands of years, “without a doubt it is idealized but not far from reality, since the body is adapting to positions that are giving attention to screens and cell phones.

He commented that along with this prototype there is also the initiative of the large device manufacturers to let users know that they are spending a lot of time using them. “It seems that large companies would benefit, however, it is important that users know about this reality.”

achieve digital detoxification

In this context, large companies have developed native applications on phones that notify users how long they have been using it, and with it, achieve digital detoxification. “The situation is complex, as over the years more time is spent in front of the screen.”

The academic and director of UNAM Mobile assured that the most important thing is that there is participation of the companies and the end user. Big technology companies are doing their job by alerting users, through apps, about how long they have been on a site. “Digital detoxification makes the app not allow the user access for a certain time, if it is configured that way, like Tik tok for example. Manufacturers and developers are doing their job, users must take that information to use the technology positively, to measure how much time is spent per day and qualify if it is correct or is exaggerating ”.

On the other hand, we must not forget that the devices are so engaging users that they are ceasing to have contact and social relationships. “You have to make a personal judgment to rate how much you do it and this prototype of Mindy is yet another initiative that seeks to create awareness in the habits of technology consumption,” he concluded. Fabiola Méndez / Damián Mendoza

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