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13-Year-Old Investigates "Playstation Thumb"

Filed under: General Gaming
Posted by Jeremy on June 24, 2005 10:27 AM
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This article, from the BBC, details the story of Safura Abdool Karim, who has become the youngest person to be published in the South African Medical Journal. For her science project, Safura interviewed 120 of her classmates to discover if any of them had symptoms of numbness, blistering, or pain in their thumbs. Not surprisingly, many of them do. "Playstation Thumb" is similar to a Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI), but is usually specific to the thumb. RSI is usually associatd with adults. Asked if she owns a Playstation, Safura commented, "it's a waste of time."
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