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A telephone is necessary, both for safety and connection. But in a short time, our phone habits have morphed from the head tilt of cradling a wall phone handset to the forward slouch of hunching over our smartphones. The following infographic by Ooma shows how smartphone ownership brings with it an array of scientifically proven psychological and physical effects that increase over time and with intensity of usage.

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Infographic Sources:
1.
Technology Device Ownership: 2015
2. Most U.S. Smartphone Owners Check Phone at Least Hourly
3. 6 facts about Americans and their smartphones
4. Dealing With Devices: The Parent-Teen Dynamic
5. The Best (and Worst) of Mobile Connectivity
6. How Many Photographs of You Are Out There In the World?
7. Overexposed? Camera Phones Could Be Washing Out Our Memories
8. Humans have shorter attention span than goldfish, thanks to smartphones
9. The Cell Phone, Constant Connection and Time Scarcity in Australia
10. Excess Cell Phone Usage Reduces Happiness
11. Why We're All Addicted to Texts, Twitter and Google
12. The biggest phobia in the world? 'Nomophobia' - the fear of being without your mobile - affects 66 per cent of us
13. Digital Eye Strain
14. International Women’s day special - Smartphone usage among females
15. Text Neck: Is Smartphone Use Causing Your Neck Pain?
16. Text Message Statistics
17. Is your smartphone a pain? How to prevent it from causing your hands to suffer
18. Your iPhone Is Ruining Your Posture - and Your Mood
19. Headache Triggers and Tips
20. NSC releases latest injury and fatality statistics and trends
21. "Phantom vibration syndrome" common in cellphone users
22. How has wireless technology changed how you live your life

[Source: Ooma.]

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