Overplaying the PlayStation game system may result in uncomfortable skin condition.
WiredPRNews.com – New research suggests that too much PlayStation can have uncomfortable consequences for players. As reported by Reuters, scientists in Switzerland have found that when gamers maintain too tight of a grip on their controllers while continually pressing buttons, a skin disorder labeled “PlayStation palmar hidradentitis” can occur.
The researchers are quoted in the report as having reported in the British Journal of Dermatology, “The tight and continuous grasping of the hand-grips together with repeated pushing of the buttons produce minor but continuous trauma to the (palm) surfaces.”
In regards to the proposal, Sony Corp. spokesman David Wilson is quoted in the Reuters report as stating, “As with any leisure pursuit there are possible consequences of not following common sense, health advice and guidelines, as can be found within our instruction manuals… We would not wish to belittle this research and we will study the findings with interest, but this is the first time we have ever heard of a complaint of this nature.”
Nina Goad of the British Association of Dermatologists is quoted as advising in a statement, “If you’re worried about soreness on your hands when playing a games console, it might be sensible to give your hands a break from time to time, and don’t play excessively if your hands are prone to sweating.”
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