More than 1,000 people visited emergency rooms in 2008 because they were distracted and accidently tripped, bumped or ran into something while talking or texting on their cellphone. That was twice the number from 2007, which had nearly doubled from 2006, according to a study conducted by Ohio State University (NYT).
There is a growing problem; DISTRACTION — A potentially injurious combination of a PERSON, with a MOBILE PHONE and an OBSTACLE like other people, the pole of a street sign, a toy left on the steps, a parked or even a moving vehicle.
“It’s the tip of the iceberg,” said Jack L. Nasar, a professor at Ohio State, noting that the number of mishaps will most likely increase as texting is rising sharply and devices like the iPhone have thousands of new, engaging applications.
However, certain iPhone and Android Apps reduce the likelihood that you will become an accident statistic. Check out GPS TRACKING. It will provide the precise location of one or all of those in your contact list and send a TXT MSG along with the location (LOCi) request – not only combining two tasks into one, but just in case you walk into an object larger than yourself, you’ll be able to alert friends or family of your location and the inconceivable happenstance.
By the way, if cell phone multi-tasking has become a habit, then you might also want to take a look at Code Amber's Alertag – A secure digital personal ID tag that will provide first responders to emergencies with the vital information needed to make an informed treatment assessment as well as who to call.
We think it’s a good idea to anticipate the unexpected.