International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

Published By EverScience Publications

ISSN : 2395-0455

International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

Published By EverScience Publications

ISSN : 2395-0455

The Influence of Smart Phones on Human Health and Behavior: Jordanians’ Perceptions

Author NameAuthor Details

Emad Abu-Shanab, Eman Haddad

Emad Abu-Shanab[1]

Eman Haddad [2]

[1]MIS Department, IT College, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.

[2]MIS Department, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.

Abstract

The advent of new touch technologies and the wide spread of smart mobile phones made humans embrace technology more and depend on it extensively in their lives. With new communication technologies and smart phones the world really became a small village. Although these technologies provided many positive features, we cannot neglect the negative influences inherited in these technologies. One of the major negative sides of smart phones is their side effects on human health. This paper will address this issue by exploring the exiting literature related to the negative side of smart phones on human health and behavior by investigating the literature related to three major dimensions: health, addiction and behavior. The third section will describe the research method used. The fourth section will discuss the analysis side followed by a section on the conclusions and future work.

Index Terms

Mobile phones

smart phone

touch screen

health effects

ergonomics

addiction

behavior

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