Swipe Count Alerter to Prevent ‘Smartphone Thumb’
M.Sreekrishna1, Gnanavel S2, Jeya Krithiga K3, Jyothinaidu Akshaya4, Janani D5
1M.Sreekrishna*, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, India.
2Gnanavel S, Assistant Professor(SG), Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College.
3Jeya Krithiga K, UG Scholar, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai.
4Jyothinaidu Akshaya, UG Scholar, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai.
5Janani D, UG Scholar, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai.
Manuscript received on March 30, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on April 05, 2020. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2020. | PP: 1457-1459 | Volume-9 Issue-4, April 2020. | Retrieval Number: D7438049420/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.D7438.049420
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Abstract: Smartphones are the devices that can do more than just calling now-a-days. With the rise in large numbers of mobile applications, the time people spend interacting with their phones has also increased. The Repetitive strain in fingers due to continuous usage of touch screens causes swelling and severe pain in fingers. To prevent this issue we develop a mobile application to notify the user with the swipe counts made. The user thus, has to control the usage of smartphones. The Counts are compared with a threshold limit to check if it has reached the limit. If the number of swipes is found to reach a limit an alert notification is sent to the user stating that they have made this number of swipes. This provides an hourly notification of the number of swipes made. This mobile application also checks the data of the number of swipes made each day and provides an average of all. This helps the user to get an idea of the number of swipes they make each day and this should try to control their continuous usage of fingers for tapping, texting and swiping. This also helps the user to prevent tendon weakness and severe issues like inability to bend the thumb.
Keywords: Tendon, Thumb, Touch Screen,Smart Phone, Text Claw, Cell phone elbow, Specific Absorption Rate.