Improving knowledge of text neck and neck pain using interactive smartphone application for undergraduate students in Universiti Sains Malaysia

Jasni Dolah and Joey Loh Jo Yie and Lilian Lee Shiau Gee (2020) Improving knowledge of text neck and neck pain using interactive smartphone application for undergraduate students in Universiti Sains Malaysia. Gendang Alam, 10. pp. 143-158. ISSN 2180-1738

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Abstract

Text neck syndrome has become more prevalent in modern life and can be avoided with proper neck warm-up exercise and frequent smartphone break-away. However, research has shown that due to a lack of education and awareness, most mobile users did not have the habit of break-away when using smartphones. Most solutions required the use of an external device attached to the body, resulting in significantly reduced ease of use and comfort. The objective of this study is to determine the level of knowledge and awareness of the text neck among undergraduate students of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and to create an interactive mobile application to reduce the prevalence. The app is AR-based neck exercise gamification that alerts incorrect posture using a smartphone front camera and a built-in sensor. The proposed study will enable people who are suffering from, or at risk of, text neck to have more pleasant and engaging neck exercise experience with a better exercise impact, and may promote regular break-away from the wrong posture.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Text neck , Neck pain , Interactive , Mobile gamification
Subjects: L Education > LG Individual institutions - Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean islands, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific islands > LG21-961 Individual institutions > LG21-395 Asia > LG173 Malaysia
Q Science > QM Human anatomy > QM1-695 Human anatomy > QM1-511 General
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1-1270 Public aspects of medicine > RA421-790.95 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicine > RA440-440.87 Study and teaching. Research
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Depositing User: SITI AZIZAH BINTI IDRIS -
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2021 09:58
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2021 09:58
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/30553

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