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Sunday, 10 February 2013

Three syndromes caused by videogames

Wiiitis. The term was coined by the Spanish Julio Bonis, Research Group in Biomedical Informatics in Barcelona, ​​in a letter to the journal New England Journal of Medicine in 2007. This is a type of tendonitis , similar to that caused by sports injuries, suffered by those who play virtually tennis, golf, bowling and other sports with the Wii console from Nintendo. The risk of injury is increased in these cases because, as a real sport like tennis dissipates the energy to strike the ball, with the command of the Wii hit the air, and the energy builds up in the joint and tendons. Furthermore, it is inadvisable to use the Wii without a physical warm.

Hidradenitis the PlayStation palmar. described skin disease in 2009 in the journal British Journal of Dermatology by Professor Vincent Piguet, University Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland). The main symptoms are painful irritation and red bumps on the palms of the hands . Specialists suspect appears maintain controlled by firmly game for many hours, which adds to excessive sweating due to the tension of the game. Cured with a few days of "withdrawal."

Computer Vision Syndrome. headache, eyestrain, double vision , difficulty focusing, dry or red eyes, photophobia (intolerance to light) ... are the symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome, recently described by the American Association of Ophthalmology and quite common among those who spend hours playing in front of the screen. One of the possible explanations is the deficit in the blink , because if one person talks while flashes about 22 times per minute, compared to the computer screen alone makes it seven times, increasing eye irritation.

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