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Txting while walking - new patent!!

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  1. chdot
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    Due to their inherently mobile nature, smartphones are often used while moving. This is fine for voice calls, but could be problematic for operations that demand visual attention like reading or writing text messages. Aside from appearing antisocial, texting could potentially cause bodily harm if a user operates their device while walking.

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    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/14/03/27/apples-transparent-texting-tech-lets-iphone-users-safely-message-while-moving

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. gembo
    Member

    Texting whilst walking should be illegal.oh wait, any data on people falling down holes because they were texting? The transparent I-phone more of a gimmic?

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. chdot
    Admin

    "any data on people falling down holes because they were texting?"

    There will be one.

    Plenty walk in front of cars/bikes.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. steveo
    Member

    Meh, there was an android app doing the same thing a few years ago. It made me queezy...

    Posted 8 years ago #
  5. wingpig
    Member

    Back in the days of a nice old-fashioned hardware T9 keypads it was perfectly possible to write text whilst not looking at the phone, devoting all available visual inputs to safe pedestrianism.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  6. Focus
    Member

    Or, I don't know, you could just stop for a moment to text?

    Posted 8 years ago #
  7. PS
    Member

    This is fine for voice calls

    I'd disagree with this. Punters talking on their phones while walking are *way* more likely to be unaware of their surroundings than those not. I've seen loads of callers stepping out into traffic, walking directly into other peds' paths.

    Posted 8 years ago #

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