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Hand-arm vibration syndrome may be associated with prolonged use of vibrating computer games.
February 1, 2002 5:18 PM   Subscribe

Hand-arm vibration syndrome may be associated with prolonged use of vibrating computer games. Prolonged in this case means seven hours per day, which seems to be "excessive and exceeds the manufacturer's recommendation." Methinks this is the least of his problems.
posted by gazingus (8 comments total)

 
i always take a break during game play. after a few hours of use, i rest the controller on my crotch for 10 minutes.

crap. should i worry about crotch-genital vibration?
posted by jcterminal at 5:27 PM on February 1, 2002


Please, please, please tell me this is a joke.

Perhaps I should be worried that my first impulse was to laugh at this dude, but I have trouble sumoning up any sympathy.
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 5:51 PM on February 1, 2002


I-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i c-a-a-a-a-a-n't re-e-e-e--e-eply pro-o-o-o-perly...
I-i-i-i-i-i-i-i'm st-i-i-i-i-i-ll v-i-i-i-i-i-i-brat-t-t-i-i-i-i-ing!!!!!!!!
posted by ooogiebooogie at 6:16 PM on February 1, 2002


This story could easily have passed at the Onion.
posted by schlyer at 7:29 PM on February 1, 2002


Sounds like another of the repetitive stress disorders which keep popping up as our species begins to interface more and more with machines. No laughing matter for the surprisingly large percentage of Metafilter users who have or will probably end up with carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of spending so much of our lives attached to a computer.

What's interesting is that after 2.5 million years, we're still learning the design limitations of our bodies.
posted by Hildago at 8:39 PM on February 1, 2002


I don't know if we're still learning the limitations, necessarily, Hildago. I mean, heck, most people know that their bodies aren't really built for things like football and skydiving.

We're just learning how far we can push the envelope.
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 9:14 PM on February 1, 2002


Bad news for the Sybian.

Uh, this ruins the surprise, but that's non-work-safe.
posted by dhartung at 9:32 PM on February 1, 2002


my wife has this problem.............. but she had it long before vibrating controlers ever came out. oopps. i don't think i was supposed to tell that.
posted by Kafei at 11:02 AM on February 2, 2002


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