The majority of us people are accompanied by a smartphone around the clock. Easy access to the internet and always attainable. They live with all the benefits of their smart device, but also with the cons.
Even though the smartphone is nowadays probably the most common digital product on the market, it is not ‘Everybody Technology’. 15% of humanity is coping with a physical disability and is therefore not able to use a smartphone. These consumers have to rely on less equipped or even outdated technology.
Are these people not included in our digital society? Or are they in advance without a smartphone? The world is coping with internet addictions, desocialization and distorted ideals due to being influenced by the internet and social media 24/7 because of the smartphone. Beside this, the smartphone is also a device that captures your whole existence, especially with intensive users.
Is the smartphone the disability of modern society?
Prothesis in collaboration with Saskia Verleg