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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Feeling the vibration of your cellphone when it is not there or not on vibration mode?

Researches from the Georgia Institute of Technology, published a study in which they say that 90% of the people can feel a phantom vibration feeling when the smartphone is not in their pocket.

I think they are wrong. I think it has nothing to do with the vibration feature of the phone. I think the effect is caused by the RF and ELF radiation emitted from the smartphone while on idle mode, in which it keeps transmitting in the case the 3G/4G Data, WIFI and Bluetooth are On or when getting an SMS or when receiving a phone call.
This radiation cause the creation of currents over the nerves and next to muscles, by that causing a vibration feeling even when the phone is not in vibration mode.
Later on when the person gets the smartphone out of his body, the feeling continues as a phantom feeling.

Study - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563215003611
About the study - http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/phantom-vibration-syndrome-up-to-90-per-cent-of-people-suffer-phenomenon-while-mobile-phone-is-in-a6804631.html

6 comments:

  1. "Researches from the Georgia Institute of Technology, published a study in which they say that 90% of the people can feel a phantom vibration feeling when the smartphone is *not* in their pocket." The word NOT should be removed. It wasn't in the original title of the article.

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    1. Correct! This is media inserting a word to change the all meaning of the study.
      This is the quote form the study "This refers to when phone users perceive their device to vibrate, indicating that a call or text is incoming, when in fact the phone did not vibrate at all."
      amirb

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    2. Correct! This is media inserting a word to change the all meaning of the study.
      This is the quote form the study "This refers to when phone users perceive their device to vibrate, indicating that a call or text is incoming, when in fact the phone did not vibrate at all."
      amirb

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  2. Yes, I agree that the weird tingling, muscle twitching feeling from the 3G/4G mobile can be mistaken as the vibration of the phone. I feel it sometimes when it is in my back pocket.

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    1. Turn off the 3G/4G data, WIFI and bluetooth and this feeling will be gone.
      amirb

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    2. Turn off the 3G/4G data, WIFI and bluetooth and this feeling will be gone.
      amirb

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