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Texting on a mobile phone makes you walk sillily, study finds

Participants adopted ‘cautious stepping strategy’ while using device for different tasks, say university researchers Texting on the hoof leads people to change the way they walk, new research has revealed. While researchers have previously looked at the impact of phone use while on a level surface, they have now explored how pedestrians cope while using their phone and negotiating that common trip-hazard: a step.
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