Answer for How does Information system impact health?

With the evolution of IT, human beings are becoming more dependent on the Information System.
This dependency comes with a cost, Various health hazards have been reported in last two decades around the world.
The major Health disorders, that have been encountered are:

  1. Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  2. Musculo-skeletal disorders
Wrist in natural condition

Wrist in natural condition

Wrist showing symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Wrist showing symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

There is a specific genre for this in medical science viz. Work related Musculo-Skeletal disorders.
WMSDs are very difficult to define within traditional disease classifications. These disorders have received many names, such as:

  • Repetitive motion injuries.
  • Repetitive strain injuries.
  • Cumulative trauma disorders.
  • Occupational cervicobrachial disorders.
  • Overuse syndrome.
  • Regional musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Soft tissue disorders.

Most of the names do not accurately describe the disorders. For example, the term “repetitive strain injuries” suggests that repetition causes these disorders, but awkward postures also contribute. These terms are used synonymously. In the absence of an agreement, WMSD term is used in this document.